Roginskii Eugene | 23 Jun 12:50 2016
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openbox switch modal windows

Hi,

I'm very happy to say that openbox is very comfortable windows manager 
having a good set of setup parameters. But I'm faced to one annoying 
problem which  I can't resolve myself. I have an application (Jmol) 
which activates new modal window (control panel). And when I switch from 
other application by alt-tab combination I came back to the "control 
panel" but not the main window of Jmol. Such behavior appears to be in 
the big set of applications running with Wine (windows "emulator"). Is 
it possible to activate not only secondary windows of the program but 
all the windows of the selected program by alt-tab switching?


Many thx in  advance.
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TT | 23 Jun 09:27 2016
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tiling with openbox

I am searching for good examples of manual tiling that can be achieved with openbox only, as far as possible. Some usage of external utilities/scripts is ok.

A little more than a horizontal/vertical split would be nice.

I am using openbox 3.6.1 - I'm not sure but i think there's more Actions available than on older versions? - and most I can find on the internet is a little older, or refers to the current debian stable version (3.5.x, iirc).

http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Actions


Any pointers and help appreciated. Thanks

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Luciano ES | 23 Jun 03:27 2016
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Can the right-hand side monitor be primary and the one on left-hand side secondary?

Hi.

I've struggled with this many times. I always give up then try again then give up again... Never been able to
pull it off.

I have two monitors, which I shall refer to as M1 and M2.

M1 is large and it's my main monitor. It sits right in front of me. This is where I want to see:
* the LX Panel
* my Desktop icons (managed by pcmanfm)
* all new windows; no exceptions
* the Alt-Tab window pager
* a certain wallpaper, if possible

On M2, I only want to see windows that I intentionally drag into it. Nothing else. No exceptions.

M2 is smaller and it sits beside M1, to the left. It really has to be on the left. There is no room on my desk to
place it on the right side. I can't just move M1 to the left to make room for M2, because my desk is not a regular
shape, it looks like an L turned 90 degrees clockwise, so I can't move my chair to... OK, it doesn't matter.
M2 has to be on the left. Like this:

M2 <--> M1

My problem is that whenever I configure Openbox or xrandr/arandr for that arrangement, M2 immediately
becomes the main monitor, in charge of all the things I said I wanted to see in M1. I don't want that.

M2 behaves like a perfect secondary monitor when I configure it to sit on the right. I can do that, but then
dragging Windows across monitors becomes counterintuitive. I have to drag a window to the right and...
see it pop up on the left. I just can't get used to it, I keep moving the mouse pointer into the wrong places all
the time.

I've found that everything also works hunky-dory if I configure M2 to be on the top. I actually considered
placing some kind of tall support behind M1 so that M2 could be placed on top of it, but honestly, that's just
out of desperation. I don't want M2 on top of M1. I want it to sit on the left, and make Openbox understand that
it's a secondary monitor that sits on the left.

Is that possible? How?

TIA

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fuumind | 20 Jun 08:40 2016

Displaying a window while key combo is being held

Apologies for the threadjacking! Here's my question posted (hopefully)
in a correct manner:

Is there a tool in Openbox or X that I can use to display a window while
a combination of one or more keys on the keyboard are being held down
and then hide it again when the keys are released? Kind of like the
window switching dialog.

/fuumind

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alex fisher | 15 Jun 14:39 2016
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Redirecting keyboard input.

Hi All, I'm looking for some help with a computing issue. I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Raspbian/Pi3 and a single monitor. I want to have one program focused and in fullscreen while the keyboard outputs to another unfocused and not visible program. The focused program is Epiphany web browser, the un-focused program is an ssh terminal. Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions Alex.
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rez santos | 28 May 17:08 2016
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keybinding

Hello, how can I make a keyboard shortcut for inserting a character (e.g. 0) on any text editor?
One of my laptop's key (0) is not working and it doesn't have a numpad so I want to insert the number 0 with "Ctr-m" as a key combination.
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Mogei Wang | 23 May 10:23 2016
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How to exec-or-jumpto in openbox?

Hi,

For example, the following keybinding in fluxbox, i.e.,
```
    Mod4 e :If {Some Matches (emacs)} {NextWindow (emacs)} {Exec emacs}
```
will cycle through Emacs windows, if they are open; and will open one, if none is open.

How to do this in openbox?
I have noticed the action of "if" in [1], but cannot manage to get it works.

Best,
M.W.


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Louis-David Mitterrand | 13 May 15:22 2016

lock and sleep shortcut

Hi,

What is the best way to activate a lock screen and put my laptop to
sleep under openbox?

Thanks,
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Baptiste Robert | 11 Apr 11:07 2016
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Modal Windows stack underneath

Hi,

I'm currently facing a strange behavior with modal windows. I work with QT 4.8 and in my application I sometimes need to show multiple modal window that inherit from a QDialog. I've an internal manager that stack them according to their priority.

I worked a long time with Mutter and all work perfectly but recently I changed to Openbox. Since I noticed that sometimes (not each time) when multiple modal window are poping then I cannot control wich window will get the focus, and calling raise() on it do nothing.

My code didn't change, so I was wondering if it's possible to configure Openbox to behave that way.


Thank you,

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cronoik | 10 Apr 18:13 2016
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Re: question on key-bindings

Hi Ranjan,

do you use systemd? If so, please check the  HandlePowerKey option of
/etc/systemd/logind.conf

Best regards
cronoik

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Ranjan Maitra | 10 Apr 06:13 2016

question on key-bindings

Hi,

I have a simple question on the binding of keys for my laptop.

I would like to hibernate my machine by just a quick tap of the power button (sort of like what the Gnome
desktop of CentOS allows). How do I do this?

Many thanks and best wishes,
Ranjan

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