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#1 2010-03-14 15:09:16

rent0n
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[Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Welcome to the Openbox Hacks and Configs Thread! lol

I thought it would be nice to have a place where openbox users can share their knowledge and their doubts about this awesome wm, so here it is.
I am completely satisfied with my setup, but I'm sure that I can learn something useful from other Arch users.

I will start by posting and commenting some parts of my rc.xml, mostly related to Actions and Keybinds, the most interesting feature of openbox (or I am missing something cooler?):

This part is the most important one, it allows me to cycle, maximize, iconify, close, move and resize windows using only the keyboard with some easy keybinds:

    
    <keybind key="W-A-Right">
      <action name="NextWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Left">
      <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Up">
      <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Down">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-End">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Right">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Left">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Up">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Down">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Right">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Left">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Up">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Down">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>

Here are some other interesting keybinds for various actions I find very handy:

    
    <keybind key="A-Tab">
      <action name="DesktopNext">
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-S-Tab">
      <action name="SendToDesktopNext">
        <follow>no</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-space">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Return">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-A-Return">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>obm-xdg-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F2">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>gmrun</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F4">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F5">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>xkill</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F10">
      <action name="Reconfigure"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F11">
      <action name="Restart"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F12">
      <action name="Exit"/>
      <prompt>no</prompt>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-BackSpace">
      <action name="Exit"/>
      <prompt>yes</prompt>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Escape">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>xscreensaver-command --lock</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Menu">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

And i won't bother you with all my keybinds to launch apps since they're just Windows+ some letter...

To finish, here's how I mapped the special keys of my Acer Aspire 5920:

    
    <keybind key="XF86HomePage">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>firefox</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Bluetooth">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>pidgin</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Mail">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>thunderbird</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Launch1">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>sonata</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh up</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh down</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh toggle</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>

VolumeNotify.sh is a simple modification of a script I found some thime ago in the forums:

#!/bin/bash

command=$1

if [ "$command" = "" ]; then
    echo "usage: $0 {up|down|toggle}"
    exit 0;
fi

display_volume=0

if [ "$command" = "up" ]; then
    amixer sset Master unmute
    display_volume=$(amixer sset PCM 10+ unmute | grep -m 1 "%]" | cut -d "[" -f2|cut -d "%" -f1)
fi

if [ "$command" = "down" ]; then
    amixer sset Master unmute
    display_volume=$(amixer sset PCM 10- unmute | grep -m 1 "%]" | cut -d "[" -f2|cut -d "%" -f1)
fi

icon_name=""

if [ "$command" = "toggle" ]; then
            if amixer get Master | grep "\[on\]"; then
         amixer sset Master mute
                 display_volume=0
            else
         amixer sset Master unmute
                 display_volume=$(amixer get PCM | grep -m 1 "%]" | cut -d "[" -f2|cut -d "%" -f1)
    fi
fi

notify-send "Volume: $display_volume%"
exit 1

That's all.
Have your say, share your configs! smile

Last edited by rent0n (2010-03-14 15:09:49)


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#2 2010-03-14 15:21:33

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

I added these binds I can just use my middle mouse button for minimizing/closing. My titlebar has no buttons big_smile

      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Close"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="Iconify"/>
      </mousebind>

I also made these to emulate a couple of Windows 7 keybinds:

    <keybind key="W-Left">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MaximizeVert"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <width>640</width>
      </action>
      <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Right">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MaximizeVert"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <width>640</width>
      </action>
      <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>

You should change the numbers based on your display resolution.

Last edited by anonymous_user (2010-03-17 20:46:26)

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#3 2010-03-20 10:36:47

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Uhm... it seems that this thread is not having a great success... sad

Openbox is extensively hackable and this is why it is so powerful; are the majority of Arch Openbox users using it just like a normal window manager?
Come on, share your knowledge!

For example, does anyone know if Openbox allows to group windows in tabs, like fluxbox does?


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#4 2010-03-20 12:44:36

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

nope. openbox doesn't support window tabbing. i personally don't miss that.

i have a pretty much standard rc.conf except some keybindings and a few window rules. my favorites are these for moving the active window to screen edges

     <keybind key="W-q">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-w">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-e">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-a">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-s">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-y">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-x">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>-0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-c">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>

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#5 2010-03-20 13:21:00

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

the gray wrote:

nope. openbox doesn't support window tabbing. i personally don't miss that.
i have a pretty much standard rc.conf except some keybindings and a few window rules. my favorites are these for moving the active window to screen edges

I don't know if I miss it, just heard of it among fluxbox users.
I'm not sure of what I'm saying but maybe using MoveToEdge (and optionally GrowToEdge) actions could be a good solution for you. What's the difference compared to your approach?


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#6 2010-03-20 15:36:34

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

documentation for MoveToEdge says that edges are both screen edges and other window edges which is not the behaviour i want. i wanted to move windows
exclusively to screen edges and to screen center (which i could have accomplished with MoveToCenter). anyway, this approach seemed more logical to me

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#7 2010-03-20 18:10:53

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

I make Openbox open normal windows maximized and without decoration to emulate the way Musca/Ratpoison/StumpWM let me flip though multiple windows in each container -- now, if I could only work out actually splitting the screen for the multiple containers...
I suppose if I'm going to make Openbox do this, I might as well be using a tiling window manager, but nothing can replace Musca for me.  tongue

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<openbox_config xmlns="http://openbox.org/3.4/rc">
  <theme>
    <name>Onyx-black</name>
    <titleLayout>CMIDLN</titleLayout>
    <keepBorder>yes</keepBorder>
    <animateIconify>no</animateIconify>
    <font place="ActiveWindow">
      <name>Sans</name>
      <size>7</size>
      <weight>Bold</weight>
      <slant>None</slant>
    </font>
    <font place="InactiveWindow">
      <name>Sans</name>
      <size>7</size>
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <slant>Italic</slant>
    </font>
    <font place="MenuHeader">
      <name>Sans</name>
      <size>7</size>
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <slant>None</slant>
    </font>
    <font place="MenuItem">
      <name>Sans</name>
      <size>7</size>
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <slant>None</slant>
    </font>
    <font place="OnScreenDisplay">
      <name>Sans</name>
      <size>7</size>
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <slant>None</slant>
    </font>
  </theme>

  <keyboard>
    <chainQuitKey>C-g</chainQuitKey>

    <!-- Switch desktops -->
    <keybind key="W-comma">
      <action name="DesktopPrevious">
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-period">
      <action name="DesktopNext">
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Move window to desktop -->
    <keybind key="W-S-comma">
      <action name="SendToDesktopLeft">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-period">
      <action name="SendToDesktopRight">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Switch to specific desktop -->
    <keybind key="W-1">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>1</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-2">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>2</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-3">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>3</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-4">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>4</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-5">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>5</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-6">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>6</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-7">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>7</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-8">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>8</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-9">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>9</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Move window to specific desktop -->
    <keybind key="W-S-1">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>1</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-2">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>2</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-3">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>3</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-4">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>4</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-5">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>5</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-6">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>6</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-7">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>7</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-8">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>8</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-9">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <desktop>9</desktop>
        <follow>yes</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Show desktop -->
    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Window focus -->
    <keybind key="W-S-n">
      <action name="PreviousWindow">
        <allDesktops>no</allDesktops>
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <linear>yes</linear>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-n">
      <action name="NextWindow">
        <allDesktops>no</allDesktops>
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <linear>yes</linear>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Window controls -->
    <keybind key="W-c">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-b">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-m">
      <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Window manipulation -->
    <keybind key="W-v">
      <action name="Move"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-r">
      <action name="Resize"/>
    </keybind>


    <!-- Openbox control -->
    <keybind key="W-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-z">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>notify-send -t 3000 "Reloaded Openbox configuration."</command>
      </action>
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>obmenu-update</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-q">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>notify-send -t 3000 "Restarting Openbox..."</command>
      </action>
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>openbox --restart</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-q">
      <action name="Exit"></action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-p">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
  </keyboard>

  <mouse>
    <dragThreshold>8</dragThreshold>
    <doubleClickTime>200</doubleClickTime>
    <screenEdgeWarpTime>200</screenEdgeWarpTime>
    <context name="Frame"> <!-- The window itself -->
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="DesktopPrevious"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="DesktopNext"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="DesktopPrevious"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="DesktopNext"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktopPrevious"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktopNext"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Titlebar">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="DoubleClick">
        <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="Shade"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
        <action name="Lower"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="Unshade"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Top">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>top</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Left">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>left</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Right">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>right</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Bottom">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>bottom</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="BLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="BRCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="TLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="TRCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Client">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Icon">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="AllDesktops">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleOmnipresent"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Shade">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleShade"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Iconify">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Iconify"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Maximize">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximizeVert"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximizeHorz"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Close">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Close"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Desktop">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Root">
      <!-- Menus -->
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>root-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
  </mouse>

  <desktops>
    <number>9</number>
    <firstdesk>1</firstdesk>
    <names>
      <name>Alpha</name>
      <name>Beta</name>
      <name>Gamma</name>
      <name>Delta</name>
      <name>Epsilon</name>
      <name>Zeta</name>
      <name>Eta</name>
      <name>Theta</name>
      <name>Iota</name>
      <name>Kappa</name>
    </names>
    <popupTime>500</popupTime>
  </desktops>

  <resistance>
    <strength>10</strength>
    <screen_edge_strength>20</screen_edge_strength>
  </resistance>

  <focus>
    <focusNew>yes</focusNew>
    <followMouse>no</followMouse>
    <focusLast>yes</focusLast>
    <underMouse>no</underMouse>
    <focusDelay>200</focusDelay>
    <raiseOnFocus>no</raiseOnFocus>
  </focus>

  <placement>
    <policy>Smart</policy>
    <center>yes</center>
    <monitor>Any</monitor>
  </placement>

  <resize>
    <drawContents>yes</drawContents>
    <popupShow>Nonpixel</popupShow>
    <popupPosition>Center</popupPosition>
    <popupFixedPosition>
      <x>10</x>
      <y>10</y>
    </popupFixedPosition>
  </resize>

  <margins>
    <top>0</top>
    <bottom>12</bottom>
    <left>0</left>
    <right>0</right>
  </margins>

  <dock>
    <position>Top</position>
    <floatingX>0</floatingX>
    <floatingY>0</floatingY>
    <noStrut>No</noStrut>
    <stacking>Above</stacking>
    <direction>Horizontal</direction>
    <autoHide>no</autoHide>
    <hideDelay>300</hideDelay>
    <showDelay>300</showDelay>
    <moveButton>Middle</moveButton>
  </dock>

  <menu>
    <file>menu.xml</file>
    <hideDelay>200</hideDelay>
    <middle>no</middle>
    <submenuShowDelay>100</submenuShowDelay>
    <applicationIcons>yes</applicationIcons>
    <manageDesktops>yes</manageDesktops>
  </menu>

  <applications>
    <application class="*" type="normal">
      <maximized>yes</maximized>
      <decor>no</decor>
    </application>
    <application name="gimp">
      <maximized>no</maximized>
      <decor>yes</decor>
    </application>
  </applications>
</openbox_config>

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#8 2010-03-20 18:14:57

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

First I have the ordinaty multimediakeys mapped to ossvol (in AUR) and mpc. But that is described in one of the above posts.
Secondly I have w+right w+left set to move and resize the active window to half the screen (left or right). This works nice with my resolution 1680x1050 and 28px high tint2 panel, and leaves a little space. It's a nice workaround if you want some tiling in OB.

<keybind key="W-Left">
    <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>835</width>
        <height>995</height>
    </action>
</keybind>
<keybind key="W-Right">
    <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>835</width>
        <height>995</height>
    </action>
</keybind>

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#9 2010-03-26 21:01:28

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

xd-0 wrote:

Secondly I have w+right w+left set to move and resize the active window to half the screen (left or right). This works nice with my resolution 1680x1050 and 28px high tint2 panel, and leaves a little space. It's a nice workaround if you want some tiling in OB.

Pure awesomeness!  I borrowed this and added:

<keybind key="W-h">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusWest">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-l">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusEast">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-k">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusNorth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-j">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusSouth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
<!-- Window pseudotiling -->
    <keybind key="W-S-h">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>636</width>
        <height>778</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-l">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>636</width>
        <height>778</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-k">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>1280</width>
        <height>379</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-j">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>1280</width>
        <height>379</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Now, if only windows could be swapped... tongue

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#10 2010-03-27 07:09:28

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

My favorite key bindings, in no particular order...

Controlling mpd:

<keybind key="W-Left">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>lastsong</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>mpc prev</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Right">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>nextsong</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>mpc next</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Return">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>playorpausesong</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>mpc toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Controlling windows:

<keybind key="A-BackSpace">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Down">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Up">
      <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Right">
      <action name="NextWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Left">
      <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

In quicker to read terms, those are...

Mpd controls
Super-Right : next song
Super-Left: previous song
Super-Enter: toggle pause/play

Window controls
Alt-Bkspace : exit focused window
Alt-Down : minimize focused window
Alt-Up : maximize focused window
Alt-Right/Left : brings up the osd with a window list that can be scrolled through
Alt-Space : right click menu, anywhere!

Of course, I have a ton load of others too, for launching applications, suspending, rebooting, making toast, etc. I am unabashedly in love with keybindings, they speed up my workflow to the point where I do stuff faster than I can think about it. This leads to the wrong window getting closed, stuff getting written in the wrong text box, etc, but I don't even care.

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#11 2010-03-27 08:33:20

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

^ nice idea to summarize the code hilights like you did there smile . It is not so useful when people post whole rc's expecting us to read it.

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#12 2010-03-27 08:58:58

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Wintervenom wrote:
xd-0 wrote:

Secondly I have w+right w+left set to move and resize the active window to half the screen (left or right). This works nice with my resolution 1680x1050 and 28px high tint2 panel, and leaves a little space. It's a nice workaround if you want some tiling in OB.

Pure awesomeness!  I borrowed this and added:

<keybind key="W-h">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusWest">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-l">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusEast">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-k">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusNorth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-j">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusSouth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
<!-- Window pseudotiling -->
    <keybind key="W-S-h">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>636</width>
        <height>778</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-l">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>636</width>
        <height>778</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-k">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>1280</width>
        <height>379</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-j">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>1280</width>
        <height>379</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Now, if only windows could be swapped... tongue

Ok, this looks extremely cool.
Can you please explain the use of these keybinds?
As far as I see, with Win+h,j,k,l you move between windows (like in wmii) but I didn't completely get what do you do with Shift+Win+h,j,k,l.
Thanks!


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#13 2010-03-27 19:35:07

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Ok, I'll share mine:

<keybind key="W-F1">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>1200</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F2">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>1200</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F3">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>700</height>
      </action>
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F4">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>700</height>
      </action>
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-F1">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-F2">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-F3">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-F4">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>-0</x>
        <y>-0</y>
        <width>637</width>
        <height>360</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
<keybind key="W-Q">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>840</width>
        <height>640</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>

W-F1 - Window covers the upper half of the screen (horizontal)
W-F2 - Window covers the lower half of the screen (horizontal)
W-F3 - Window covers the left half of the screen (vertical)
W-F4 - Window covers the right half of the screen (vertical)

W-S-F1 - Window covers the upper left corner of the screen
W-S-F2 - Window covers the upper right corner of the screen
W-S-F3 - Window covers the lower left corner of the screen
W-S-F4 - Window covers the lower right corner of the screen

W-Q - Window resized to 840x640 and centered on screen

These cover the basic, most often used window sizes and positions in most tiling algorithms.
The config above is for 1280x800 resolution.

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#14 2010-03-27 20:07:44

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

moljac024 wrote:

Ok, I'll share mine:
...
These cover the basic, most often used window sizes and positions in most tiling algorithms.
The config above is for 1280x800 resolution.

Thanks!


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#15 2010-03-27 20:58:07

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

I happened to bind 105 keys to actions and most used application. At least this is what a
grep "keybind key" .config/openbox/rc.xml | wc -l
tells. This allows me to almost exclusively use the keyboard for daily work (if I want to).

Among them these bindings these may be interesting.

Openbox Control

    <!-- Show Openbox Menu -->

    <keybind key="C-W-k">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Show Desktop Menu -->

    <keybind key="W-S-k">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Desktop Control

    <!-- Keybindings for desktop switching -->

    <keybind key="W-C-A-Left">
      <action name="DesktopLeft">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-A-Right">
      <action name="DesktopRight">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-A-Up">
      <action name="DesktopUp">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-A-Down">
      <action name="DesktopDown">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-S-A-Left">
      <action name="SendToDesktopLeft">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-S-A-Right">
      <action name="SendToDesktopRight">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-S-A-Up">
      <action name="SendToDesktopUp">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-S-A-Down">
      <action name="SendToDesktopDown">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-F1">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>1</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-F2">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>2</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-F3">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>3</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-F4">
      <action name="Desktop">
        <desktop>4</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>

Windows Positioning and Select

    <!-- Keybindings to move windows to edges -->

    <keybind key="W-Up">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-Down">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-Left">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-Right">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-Home">
      <action name="MoveToCenter"/>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Keybindings to grow a window to edges -->

    <keybind key="W-C-Up">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-Down">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-Left">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-C-Right">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Keybindings to directionally focus a window -->
    <!-- (Thanks to rent0n!) -->

    <keybind key="W-A-Up">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusNorth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-Down">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusSouth">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-Left">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusWest">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-Right">
      <action name="DirectionalFocusEast">
        <raise>yes</raise>
        <dialog>yes</dialog>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <!-- Keybindings for window switching -->

    <keybind key="W-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-Tab">
      <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="C-W-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow">
        <panels>yes</panels>
        <desktop>yes</desktop>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Other Windows Control

    <!-- Keybindings for windows control -->

    <keybind key="W-F4">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-Escape">
      <action name="Lower"/>
      <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
      <action name="Unfocus"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-A-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-0">
      <action name="ToggleDecorations"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-9">
      <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
    </keybind>

    <keybind key="W-8">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>

Additionally I defined two standard window sizes, a small (according to a urxvt 80x24 lines, DejaVu Sans Mono 11 pt.) and a medium-sized one (ditto, 88x39 lines) which can be arranged to completely fill my screen area, thus easily fitting for a pseudo-tiled display.

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#16 2010-03-27 21:17:22

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

I'm quite new with my openbox configurations.
It is very helpful to have thread like this. smile

btw. MoveToEdge and GrowToEdge are very useful.

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#17 2010-03-28 02:02:24

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

rent0n wrote:

Ok, this looks extremely cool.
Can you please explain the use of these keybinds?
As far as I see, with Win+h,j,k,l you move between windows (like in wmii) but I didn't completely get what do you do with Shift+Win+h,j,k,l.
Thanks!

Moves and resizes the window to the west, south, north, or west half of the screen, respectively.

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#18 2010-03-28 08:45:29

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Wintervenom wrote:

Pure awesomeness!  I borrowed this and added:

Thank you smile was worried a while when I did'nt get any response on this since there are so many that want some kind of tiling. I was thinking that using this keybinding also could launch a script that changes the window id and stores it in a file. Then it would be as simple as to swap the position of the window ids. I think Openbox might be able to handle this but I have'nt tried yet.

ps. I changed username since the last time. previous xd-0. Sorry for the confusion.


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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Larsson wrote:
Wintervenom wrote:

Pure awesomeness!  I borrowed this and added:

Thank you smile was worried a while when I did'nt get any response on this since there are so many that want some kind of tiling. I was thinking that using this keybinding also could launch a script that changes the window id and stores it in a file. Then it would be as simple as to swap the position of the window ids. I think Openbox might be able to handle this but I have'nt tried yet.

ps. I changed username since the last time. previous xd-0. Sorry for the confusion.

Maybe wmctrl can help here.


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#20 2010-04-05 09:19:02

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Just changed a bit my keybindings so I will post it here again with easy to read comments.

General
Win+Tab: switch to next desktop (I only use 2 desktops)
Win+Shift+Tab: move window to next desktop, without switching desktop
Win+Space: show/hide desktop
Win+Enter: show menu
Win+Shift+Enter: show obm-xdg menu
Win+Menu: show current window menu
Win+Esc: lock screen
Win+Backspace: exit openbox
Alt+F2: run
Alt+F4: close window
Alt+F5: xkill
Alt+F10: reconfigure openbox
Alt+F11: restart openbox
Alt+F12: exit openbox

Starting Applications:
Win+r: run (gmrun)
Win+t: terminal (terminal)
Win+Shift+t: terminal with tmux
Win+e: editor (mousepad)
Win+f: file manager (thunar)
Win+b: browser (firefox)
Win+m: mail (thunderbird)
Win+c: calculator (gcalctool)
Win+p: player (gnome-mplayer)
Win+s: sonata
Win+d: pidgin
Win+a: abiword
Win+n: gnumeric
Win+w: openoffice writer
Win+l: openoffice calc
Win+i: openoffice impress
Win+g: gimp
Win+k: inkscape
Win+y: geany
Win+o: orage
Print: scrot takes screenshot of desktop after 5 seconds
Shift+Print: scrot takes screenshots of current window or selection.

Managing Windows
Win+Alt+Up: maximize/unmazimize window
Win+Alt+Down: iconify window
Win+Alt+Left: previous window
Win+Alt+Right: next window
Win+Alt+End: close window
Ctrl+Win+Up: grow window to north edge
Ctrl+Win+Down: grow window to south edge
Ctrl+Win+Left: grow window to west edge
Ctrl+Win+Right: move window to east edge
Ctrl+Win+Alt+Up: move window to north edge
Ctrl+Win+Alt+Down: move window to south edge
Ctrl+Win+Alt+Left: move window to west edge
Ctrl+Win+Alt+Right: move window to east edge

Special keys
very predictable, see rc.xml.



Here is my rc.xml:

  <keyboard>
    <chainQuitKey>C-g</chainQuitKey>
    <!-- Keybindings for desktop switching -->
    <keybind key="W-Tab">
      <action name="DesktopNext">
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-Tab">
      <action name="SendToDesktopNext">
        <follow>no</follow>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-space">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for windows -->
    <keybind key="W-Return">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-W-Return">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>obm-xdg-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F2">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gmrun</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F4">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F5">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>xkill</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F10">
      <action name="Reconfigure"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F11">
      <action name="Restart"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F12">
      <action name="Exit"/>
      <prompt>no</prompt>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-BackSpace">
      <action name="Exit"/>
      <prompt>yes</prompt>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Escape">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>xscreensaver-command --lock</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-r">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gmrun</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-t">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>terminal</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-t">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>terminal -e tmux</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-f">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>thunar</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-e">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mousepad</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-b">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>firefox</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-m">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>thunderbird</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>pidgin</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-i">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>soffice -impress</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-g">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gimp</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-c">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gcalctool</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-a">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>abiword</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-n">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gnumeric</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-k">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>inkscape</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-w">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>soffice -writer</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-l">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>soffice -calc</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-y">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>geany</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-p">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gnome-mplayer-caffeine</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-s">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sonata</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-o">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>orage</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot -cd 5 /home/enrico/Desktop/screenshot_%d_%m_%y_%H_%M_%S.png</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot -bs /home/enrico/Desktop/screenshot_%d_%m_%y_%H_%M_%S.png</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86HomePage">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>firefox</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Bluetooth">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>pidgin</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Mail">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>thunderbird</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Launch1">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sonata</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh up</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh down</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>/home/enrico/.scripts/VolumeNotify.sh toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Menu">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Right">
      <action name="NextWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Left">
      <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Up">
      <action name="ToggleMaximizeFull"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Down">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-End">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Right">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Left">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Up">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-Down">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Right">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Left">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Up">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-C-A-Down">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
  </keyboard>

Cheers,

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#21 2010-04-05 11:28:11

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

@rent0n
This looks good.
I immediately stole your Print key scrot bindings. This Print key binding was something I couldn't figure out yet.
Thanks! big_smile


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#22 2010-04-05 12:18:47

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

    
<keybind key="Menu">
 <action name="ShowMenu">
  <menu>root-menu</menu>
 </action>
</keybind>

I never use the menubutton otherwise, so it feels great finally having a use for it!

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#23 2010-04-05 17:09:46

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

I don't have any special key bindings that is why I'm posting my application settings:
class="?*": All applications not set up otherwise are centered on the first monitor
name="urxvtq1": first urxvtq (kuake-like urxvt) is maximized horizontally starting at y=0, set on all desktops, above all other apps and not shown in taskbar and pager
name="urxvtq2": second urxvtq is maximized horizontally starting at y=700, set on all desktops, above all other apps and not shown in taskbar and pager
name="irssi": irssi is maximized on second monitor without decoration on all desktops
class="Midori": browser is started maximized at first desktop
class="Claws-mail": mail-client is started maximized at second desktop
class="Oblogout": shown on all desktops
class="Conky": conky with system values is started above all other on second monitor

  <applications>
    <application class="?*">
      <position force="no">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
    </application>
    <application name="urxvtq1">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>0</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
      <desktop>all</desktop>
      <layer>above</layer>
      <skip_pager>yes</skip_pager>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
      <maximized>Horizontal</maximized>
    </application>
    <application name="urxvtq2">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>700</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
      <desktop>all</desktop>
      <layer>above</layer>
      <skip_pager>yes</skip_pager>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
      <maximized>Horizontal</maximized>
    </application>
    <application name="irssi">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <monitor>2</monitor>
      </position>
      <desktop>all</desktop>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
      <maximized>yes</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Midori">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
      <desktop>1</desktop>
      <maximized>yes</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Claws-mail">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <desktop>2</desktop>
      <maximized>yes</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Oblogout">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
      <desktop>all</desktop>
      <maximized>yes</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Conky">
      <position force="yes">
                <x>center</x>
                <y>1</y>
                <monitor>2</monitor>
      </position>
      <decor>no</decor>
      <layer>above</layer>
      <desktop>all</desktop>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
    </application>
    <application class="Tint2">
      <position force="yes">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>1066</y>
        <monitor>1</monitor>
      </position>
    </application>
  </applications>

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#24 2010-04-10 18:57:16

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

Here's mine. Nothing fancy, all borrowed stuff, but i'll post it anyway.

Keybindings for printscreens:

    <keybind key="Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot /home/sander/Afbeeldingen/Printscreen/screenshot-%F-%H%M%S.png</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot -d 5 /home/sander/Afbeeldingen/Printscreen/screenshot-%F-%H%M%S.png</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot -bs /home/sander/Afbeeldingen/Printscreen/screenshot-%F-%H%M%S.png</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Keybindings for Openbox:

    <keybind key="A-F2">
      <action name="execute">
        <execute>/home/sander/.scripts/OBDmenu.sh</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F3">
       <action name="ToggleDockAutohide"/>
     </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F4">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F5">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>xkill</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F10">
      <action name="Reconfigure"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F11">
      <action name="Restart"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F12">
      <action name="Exit"/>
      <prompt>yes</prompt>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="Menu">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Menu">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-Menu">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-send-to-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="Help">
      <action name="execute">
        <execute>/home/sander/.scripts/conky_help</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <chainQuitKey>C-g</chainQuitKey>

Keybindings for desktop switching:

    <keybind key="C-A-Left">
      <action name="DesktopLeft">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-A-Right">
      <action name="DesktopRight">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Left">
      <action name="SendToDesktopLeft">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Right">
      <action name="SendToDesktopRight">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Keybindings for window switching:

    <keybind key="W-BackSpace">
      <action name="Iconify"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow">
        <dialog>no</dialog>
        <bar>yes</bar>
        <raise>yes</raise>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-S-Tab">
      <action name="PreviousWindow"/>
    </keybind>

Keybindings for Tiling:

    <keybind key="W-Up">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Down">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Left">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Right">
      <action name="MoveToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F1">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>311</width>
        <height>746</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F2">
      <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>626</width>
        <height>746</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F3">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>941</width>
        <height>746</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F4">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>1256</width>
        <height>746</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F5">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>626</width>
        <height>364</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F6">
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
        <width>1256</width>
        <height>364</height>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Keybindings for applications:

    <keybind key="W-a">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sunbird</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-b">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>firefox</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-c">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>galculator</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>dropboxd</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-e">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>bluefish</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-f">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>pcmanfm</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-g">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>gimp</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-h">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>urxvt -e htop</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-l">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>leafpad</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-m">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>urxvt -e mc</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-s">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sonata</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-t">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>urxvt</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-w">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>soffice -writer</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-1">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mpc prev</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-2">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mpc next</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-3">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mpc toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-4">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mpc stop</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

Applications:

  <applications>
    <application name="claws-mail">
      <desktop>1</desktop>
    </application>
    <application name="sunbird*">
      <desktop>1</desktop>
    </application>
    <application name="firefox*">
      <desktop>1</desktop>
    </application>
    <application name="Conkyvar">
      <desktop>2</desktop>
    </application>
    <application name="sonata">
      <desktop>2</desktop>
      <layer>below</layer>
    </application>
  </applications>

Last edited by Roline (2010-05-07 11:27:25)


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#25 2010-04-10 20:30:44

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Re: [Openbox] Hacks and Configs Thread!

You didn't have to post the entire config wink

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