Xyne | 26 Jan 00:25 2016
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obfilebrowser

Hi all,

A long time ago I posted about ObFilebrowser[1] on this list (it's on the
Related Projects page). It's an Openbox pipe-menu generator for browsing
directories and launching applications by MIME-type associations. It also
includes a Desktop Entry menu generator (i.e. a "start" menu) for all installed
desktop files.

Anyway, a Python 3 rewrite has been pending for it and Mimeo[2] for years and
I've finally gotten around to it with numerous improvements to the code. The
launcher menus should be better now and the menus now include icons. Check the
project page for screenshots.

If you are unfamiliar with Mimeo, it is a command-line tool (and Python 3
module) to "open" files based on MIME-type associations. It includes support
for custom commands via argument regex matching as well so it is quite
versatile. Some of you may find it useful as a general-purpose opener with
Openbox.

For Arch Linux users, both packages are available in my repo and on the AUR.

The refactored code is still fresh (but fairly well tested already) and updates
are sometimes frequent so please be sure to have the latest version before
sending me bug reports or feature requests. All feedback is welcome.

Regards,
Xyne

[1] http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/obfilebrowser/
[2] http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/mimeo/
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zalit | 13 Jan 05:48 2016
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Advanced menu customization features

Hello everyone, I have a few questions about Openbox's customization features.
 
1) can I have multiple menus, each using its own key binding, its own colors, etc.? I am not talking about submenus, but about "root" menus (i.e. callable directly from the desktop, like the main menu -- each one would be a main menue of its own)
 
2) can the user define a custom color for each entry in a menu entry?
 
3) can the user define a custom color for each (underlined) shortcut key? Or can that shortcut key be of a different user-define color *instead* of being underlined?
 
4) can a menu entry be hidden, while its shortcut key still can be called?
 
5) if these features are not currently supported, what are the chances of seeing them implemented soon? What do the developers think of them?
 
Thanks
 
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Aquarius | 8 Jan 20:12 2016
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KeePass Autotype does not work, Failed to execute the child process

As per Ian's request I restart my issue. Here is a recap of the info gathered from previous post in the thread with title "Key binding can not find child process ...":
I am trying to get key bindings work for KeePass. I use 'keepass --autotype' for action.
I get a message "Failed to execute the child process „keepass“ (No such file ore directory).“
Tried a lot of things but nothing seems to help.
I run Debian Wheezy and latest version of KeePass.

In the lxde-rc.xml file in the <command> line I tried:
"/usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe --autotype"
"/usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe --autotype"
"/usr/bin/keepass2 --auto-type"

/usr/bin/cli is a symbolic link which points ultimately to mono-sgen.
I tried "cli /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe" in a terminal and Keepass start up and I can login to the database.

I start KeePass with a line in 'autostart' and that works fine.

When using locate "*eepass*" I get amongst others:
/usr/bin/keepass2 executable script with line exec /usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe "$ <at> "
/usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.config.xml
/usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe
/usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe.config

When using 'echo $PATH':
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin

When I do a "ps aux | grep eepass" I get:
/usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe

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Louis-David Mitterrand | 6 Jan 12:49 2016

firefox >40.0.3 hangs when started from a <keybind>

Hi,

After upgrading iceweasel (on debian/unstable) beyond 40.0.3 it hangs
indefinitely after displaying its main window when started with that
keybind:

<keybind key="W-f">
  <action name="Execute">
	<execute>/usr/bin/iceweasel</execute>
  </action>
</keybind>

However it works fine when started from ~/.xession or from the command
line of a terminal.

Any idea?
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Randall Bilbrey | 31 Dec 16:00 2015
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Set YAD dialog to always on top.

I'm using Raspbian with X11, Openbox 3.4, and pygame. I need a way to set my YAD dialogs to always be on top of any windows including pygame. I have set pygame to screen = pygame.display.set_mode(size, pygame.NOFRAME) and I am using wmctrl -i -r $THIS_WINDOW -b add,above

My issue is that the YAD dialog does pop on top of the other windows and grabs focus, but if you click on pygame then the pygame window is now on top. All other windows except the pygame window seem to behave properly and will slide behind the YAD dialog, even new windows. The only problem is with the pygame window.

I've also tried using obapps and it is honouring the settings for the YAD dialog window and I am setting it to Above, but it has the exact same behaviour as using wmctrl.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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Frank McCormick | 28 Dec 20:47 2015
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running tint2 and wbar under openbox

I am trying to get tint2 and wbar running under openbox but it seems no 
matter
where in the autostart file I put the commands it won't work. Either 
wbar runs and tint2 doesn't
or tint2 runs and wbar doesn't. I have tried many combinations of 
starting both early, late and with
various lengths of sleep in between. Is there some basic incompatibility 
in these two applications
or am I missing something.

I also run nitrogen to set my wallpaper.

A second problem is whenever I run wbar-conf(ig) to change a parameter it
garbles the second line of the .wbar file in my home directory, which is 
the line
which sets parameters for wbar. I then get an invalid location in the 
.xsession-errors
file.

I haven't run openbox for a while and it seems to be I had both these 
applications
running together in the recent past.

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Aquarius | 27 Dec 21:46 2015
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Key binding can not find child process

Hello,

I am trying to get key bindings work for KeePass. I use 'keepass --autotype' for action.
I get a message "Failed to execute the child process „keepass“ (No such file ore directory).“
Tried a lot of things but nothing seems to help.
I run Debian Wheezy and latest version of KeePass.

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Rafał Mużyło | 19 Dec 22:12 2015
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What tools to use while figuring out a problem with modal dialogs ?

This will be about a problem, that's an interaction between wine and
openbox, but there are strong hints, that's wine at fault here.

While it's not quite common, still with many Windows apps run with wine,
while wine is letting the window manager manage the windows, modal
dialogs aren't getting opened at the correct layer.

That is a modal dialog, that's supposed to be opened *on top* of the
window is opened below it and sometimes in a way that somehow prevents it
from being risen with Alt-Tab.

There's an old bug about it in wine's bugzilla (WM_TRANSIENT_FOR (#37052)
and another one (#26693)), but it's not seeing any progress, as a comment
or two there suggest that by ICCCM, wine is doing the wrong thing.

So my questions are:
- what tools would be most covenient to use to figure out what's wine
  doing ?
- what is wine supposed to be doing (those bugs probably describe the
  problem better than I do) ?
- does anyone see a place in wine's x11 code where this is going wrong
  and has an idea of a fix ?

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tmp . | 9 Dec 22:50 2015

Letter shortcuts for menu entries?

Hi
 
can Openbox menus support letter-shortcuts for their entries?
By this I mean that each entry in a menu can have a shortcut, corresponding to one of the letters of the entry. That letter would be either bold, in another color or underscored.
Does Openbox support this?
 
Thanks
 
Jack
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Ian Zimmerman | 3 Dec 04:15 2015
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How to deal with Tk apps?

Running obxprop on the main window of a Tk program seems to typically
result in something like the following :-(

 [1+0]~$ obxprop | grep '^_OB_'
_OB_APP_TYPE(UTF8_STRING) = "normal"
_OB_APP_TITLE(UTF8_STRING) = "main"
_OB_APP_GROUP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = 
_OB_APP_GROUP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = 
_OB_APP_CLASS(UTF8_STRING) = "Toplevel"
_OB_APP_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "main"
_OB_APP_ROLE(UTF8_STRING) = 

This seems to dash any hope of using the openbox per-app settings.  So,
is there any way to make it appear on a particular desktop, at least?

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Ian Zimmerman | 2 Dec 18:19 2015
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Warping to another desktop

Hi.  I would like to use the mouse to switch desktops, but without
clicking, just by "warping".  Openbox seems to provide this when
dragging a window.  Can I also do it in general, just by moving the
mouse to the edge?  I guess the answer right now is no, so how
easy/difficult would it be (for me) to add the feature?

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