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#1 2006-06-02 04:34:30

twiistedkaos
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OpenBox3 Questions

Alright, I seem to run into alot of things that have been bugging me lately so I just have to ask. I love the feature in OB3 called "Decorate" which removes the windows captions, since alot of windows I have open don't need them, why not remove them eh? But, after awhile I get sick of Alt+Right Click - Decorate, is their a way to automatically do this? I've read about the <decoreate></decorate> or w/e for actions but I believe that's only for menus. Is their a way to have a window open in decorate?

Also is their a way to get programs NOT to show in the taskbar?

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btw, I am using OB3 + Gnome

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#2 2006-06-02 04:40:09

Chman
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

twiistedkaos wrote:

Is their a way to have a window open in decorate?

Also is their a way to get programs NOT to show in the taskbar?

Devilspie ?

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#3 2006-06-02 04:47:28

twiistedkaos
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

Chman wrote:
twiistedkaos wrote:

Is their a way to have a window open in decorate?

Also is their a way to get programs NOT to show in the taskbar?

Devilspie ?

Looks like what I am looking for, now just to figure out how to use it. Thanks

Nope can't get this program to work, the readme doesn't have enough information for idiots like me tongue

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#4 2006-06-02 05:20:04

twiistedkaos
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

Alright, got further, but I get this error:

devilspie /home/josh/.devilspie.xml

** (devilspie:8248): WARNING **: Error in parsing: Unknown identifier: <?xml
Cannot parse /home/josh/.devilspie.xml: Unknown identifier: <?xml
No s-expressions loaded, quiting

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#5 2006-06-02 10:57:11

smoon
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

AFAIK devilspie got a new configuration-file-format. It should look like this:

(if (is (application_name) "Gajim") skip_tasklist skip_pager)

For further information you could check out http://wiki.foosel.net/linux/devilspie. Or just try the alternative: winmatch.

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#6 2006-06-02 11:06:58

twiistedkaos
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

twiistedkaos wrote:

Alright, got further, but I get this error:

devilspie /home/josh/.devilspie.xml

** (devilspie:8248): WARNING **: Error in parsing: Unknown identifier: <?xml
Cannot parse /home/josh/.devilspie.xml: Unknown identifier: <?xml
No s-expressions loaded, quiting

So it no longer uses a .xml file for configuration? I suppose it uses a .ds file right? I couldn't even get those one's to load, I type:

devilspie /home/josh/devilspie/test.ds

and I get some s-expression error.

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#7 2006-06-02 12:02:17

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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

I while back I looked into going from flux to open and ran into this:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=20316

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#8 2006-06-02 12:41:44

twiistedkaos
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

augustob wrote:

I while back I looked into going from flux to open and ran into this:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=20316

Well, I don't really see how that helps me with my problem. Sure they mention Devilspie acouple times, but thats about it.

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#9 2006-06-02 13:53:43

augustob
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

twiistedkaos wrote:
augustob wrote:

I while back I looked into going from flux to open and ran into this:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=20316

Well, I don't really see how that helps me with my problem. Sure they mention Devilspie acouple times, but thats about it.

When I replied, I was short on time and had only read your original post. Knowing of devilspie, I posted a link to that thread because:

You want to remove decorations;
Devilspie does this;
The thread has links to devilspie docs and usage examples.

Sorry, just trying to help. Seemed logic at the time.

On your specific problem, though, I'd try this:

(if (is (application_name) "[YOUR_PROGRAM]") (undecorate skip_tasklist skip_pager))

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#10 2006-06-02 15:42:37

twiistedkaos
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Re: OpenBox3 Questions

augustob wrote:
twiistedkaos wrote:
augustob wrote:

I while back I looked into going from flux to open and ran into this:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=20316

Well, I don't really see how that helps me with my problem. Sure they mention Devilspie acouple times, but thats about it.

When I replied, I was short on time and had only read your original post. Knowing of devilspie, I posted a link to that thread because:

You want to remove decorations;
Devilspie does this;
The thread has links to devilspie docs and usage examples.

Sorry, just trying to help. Seemed logic at the time.

On your specific problem, though, I'd try this:

(if (is (application_name) "[YOUR_PROGRAM]") (undecorate skip_tasklist skip_pager))

Alright, I knew about this code, but after some pissing around I finally got devilspie to load the configuration file. Thanks!

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