1 Oct 2011 05:30

### Re: question on how to get a specific configuration in the screenshots


--- On Fri, 9/30/11, Manolo Martínez <manolo@...> wrote:

> From: Manolo Martínez <manolo@...>
> Subject: Re: [openbox] question on how to get a specific configuration in the screenshots
> To: "openbox mailing list" <openbox@...>
> Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, 5:43 PM
> Let me advocate for no panel at all.

I was not asking about a panel. But without a panel or a pager, how does one switch from one desktop to another
in openbox? I understand that in fvwm, there is a way to write the configuration, but in OB (or for that
matter, even fluxbox)?

Separately, I wonder: is it possible to have rounded windows in OB?

Best,
Trotter
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1 Oct 2011 09:09

### Re: question on how to get a specific configuration in the screenshots

The standard keybinding is W-Fx where x is the desktop num. But you can change it in rc.xml

Globe Trotter <itsme_410 <at> yahoo.com> escribió:

>
>--- On Fri, 9/30/11, Manolo Martínez <manolo <at> austrohungaro.com> wrote:
>
>> From: Manolo Martínez <manolo <at> austrohungaro.com>
>> Subject: Re: [openbox] question on how to get a specific configuration in the screenshots
>> To: "openbox mailing list" <openbox <at> icculus.org>
>> Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, 5:43 PM
>> Let me advocate for no panel at all.
>
>I was not asking about a panel. But without a panel or a pager, how does one switch from one desktop to another
in openbox? I understand that in fvwm, there is a way to write the configuration, but in OB (or for that
matter, even fluxbox)?
>
>Separately, I wonder: is it possible to have rounded windows in OB?
>
>Best,
>Trotter
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2 Oct 2011 17:57

### [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

My IDE for working with LaTeX is simply an xterm + gvim + a simple Makefile :)
"make edit" will call gvim to edit a tex file, "make" will produce a
pdf, "make view" will call evince to show the pdf file, etc. Now, when
evince is already running the appropriate file (i.e., assuming that
"make view" was already called), when "make" is run again an updated
pdf file is produced (if necessary) and evince loads the updated pdf.
Unfortunately, the evince window is behind other windows, and I have
to raise it manually. It would be great to do it automatically, by
adding some command to the Makefile at the "make" target. Is there any
way to do it at all? I have no idea how to start looking for something
like this...

Thanks

Jorge Almeida
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2 Oct 2011 18:13

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

  Jorge Almeida wrote:

> My IDE for working with LaTeX is simply an xterm + gvim + a simple Makefile :)
> "make edit" will call gvim to edit a tex file, "make" will produce a
> pdf, "make view" will call evince to show the pdf file, etc. Now, when
> evince is already running the appropriate file (i.e., assuming that
> "make view" was already called), when "make" is run again an updated
> pdf file is produced (if necessary) and evince loads the updated pdf.
> Unfortunately, the evince window is behind other windows, and I have
> to raise it manually. It would be great to do it automatically, by
> adding some command to the Makefile at the "make" target. Is there any
> way to do it at all? I have no idea how to start looking for something
> like this...

You can do it using wmctrl:

http://tomas.styblo.name/wmctrl/

Roman Bogorodskiy

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2 Oct 2011 18:27

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Roman Bogorodskiy
<bogorodskiy@...> wrote:
>
> You can do it using wmctrl:
>
> http://tomas.styblo.name/wmctrl/
>
Done! Who needs a fancy buggy obstrusive IDE?  Thank you

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2 Oct 2011 20:02

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

On 10/02/11 at 05:27pm, Jorge Almeida wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Roman Bogorodskiy
<bogorodskiy@...> wrote:
> >
> > You can do it using wmctrl:
> >
> > http://tomas.styblo.name/wmctrl/
> >
> Done! Who needs a fancy buggy obstrusive IDE?  Thank you
>
Why not use Vim-LaTeX? Just curious :)
Manolo
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2 Oct 2011 20:36

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Manolo Martínez
<manolo@...> wrote:
>>
> Why not use Vim-LaTeX? Just curious :)

The name seems to ring a bell, but I don't really know what it is.  By
fancy IDE I mean those GUI gizmos always with faulty design, from a
practical point of view (useless menus, the useful part is more
trouble than is worth, always essentially uncustomizable, etc). I
suppose  Vim-LaTeX is some set of macros? I don't need to call latex
from the text editor, an xterm is perfectly suitable. And the recent
wmctrl addition makes it even more productive. What I need is macros
for typesetting latex (greek letters, etc), and  I can make the ones I
need with vim. I'm yet to find a package of macros that doesn't
include something utterly silly, like, for example, typing
"some_modifier+c" to produce \gamma! (And they won't include a space
after gamma, I bet) Well, fortunately openbox is compatible with stuff
like wmctrl!

Cheers

Jorge
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3 Oct 2011 02:26

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

On Sun, 2 Oct 2011 09:13:30 -0700
Roman Bogorodskiy <bogorodskiy@...> wrote:
|   Jorge Almeida wrote:
|
| > My IDE for working with LaTeX is simply an xterm + gvim + a simple Makefile :)
| > "make edit" will call gvim to edit a tex file, "make" will produce a
| > pdf, "make view" will call evince to show the pdf file, etc. Now, when
| > evince is already running the appropriate file (i.e., assuming that
| > "make view" was already called), when "make" is run again an updated
| > pdf file is produced (if necessary) and evince loads the updated pdf.
| > Unfortunately, the evince window is behind other windows, and I have
| > to raise it manually. It would be great to do it automatically, by
| > adding some command to the Makefile at the "make" target. Is there any
| > way to do it at all? I have no idea how to start looking for something
| > like this...
|
| You can do it using wmctrl:
|
| http://tomas.styblo.name/wmctrl/
|
| Roman Bogorodskiy

So can  "xwit"   and very old kde3 program  "wmiface"
However all three of these do not have any active development.

The new boy on the block (relatively speaking), with even more
functionality, with active development today, is    "xdotool"

This program containing a mixture of window modification (such as
"xwit" and "wmcrtl")  Event generators (such as "xte") which was


3 Oct 2011 09:03

### Re: [maybe OT] raise window from CLI

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Anthony Thyssen
<A.Thyssen@...> wrote:
>
> So can  "xwit"   and very old kde3 program  "wmiface"
> However all three of these do not have any active development.
>
> The new boy on the block (relatively speaking), with even more
> functionality, with active development today, is    "xdotool"
>
>
>
How about killing a window when it gets hidden by others? I have this
small script that pops up a small window that functions as a clock:

In rc.xml:

<keybind key="C-S-t">
<action name="Execute">
<execute> urxvt +sw -cr "#FFFED2" -fn "xft:Bitstream Vera Sans
Mono:pixelsize=30" -mod meta -geometry 10x2 +sb -title "What time is
it?" -e  sh -c " for((;;)); do echo ' '; echo -n '  ';date   +%H:%M
;read -t 60 -s -n 1; clear ;  done"</execute>
</action>
</keybind>

Sooner or later it will be totally covered by other windows. Looking
for it is more trouble than starting a new one. Is it possible to have
it automatically killed when totally covered?



3 Oct 2011 10:01

### Re: question on how to get a specific configuration in the screenshots



Nonetheless, I'll suggest gkrellm

Globe> But without a panel or a pager, how does one switch from one
Globe> desktop to another in openbox?

With a configurable key combination.  Look at the "Actions" section of
the wiki.

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