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#1 2015-03-23 01:06:13

AnalogKid
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Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

OS X has a useful feature called "hot corners" which allows setting one or more corners of the display to perform an action when the mouse pointer is moved there. For example, when I am running OS X, I set the lower right corner to sleep the display.

I see there is something similar for Linux called Brightside but the Arch AUR package has not been updated since September, 2013 and the Softpedia page was last updated in 2006.

Is there anything more current?

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#2 2015-03-23 01:50:23

Trilby
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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Some DEs have this - are you running a DE?  If so, which one? (I don't really know DEs well, but I think XFCE had an option for this).

Is there a reason brightside wouldn't work?  Not changing recently shouldn't be a problem: when software is feature complete and robustly crafted, it doesn't need to be updated.  If it works, it works.

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#3 2015-03-23 02:14:59

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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Both KDE and Cinnamon have hot corners, for example. It is likely that Gnome have them too. Are you looking for something that works in any window manager?

Last edited by thiagowfx (2015-03-23 02:15:19)

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#4 2015-03-23 02:18:29

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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Compiz has some configuration options for this. You don't get as much flexibility as you do with the DEs mentioned, but you can set up the corners to emulate Mac actions such as expo, scale, show desktop, things like that.


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#5 2015-03-23 12:46:57

AnalogKid
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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

I have not yet tried Brightside. I agree that the feature is simple and Brightside may work. But I have experienced many things that didn't work as planned because the path to a file had changed over the years or an option of something was no longer available. I'm hunting for solutions to a few problems in Arch and don't want to add another one to my list. Nevertheless, I will try Brightside if there isn't an outstanding "this is better" choice.

I am using XFCE. (I think they just write it "Xfce" now?) I will investigate deeper to learn if hot corners is a feature already.

I did read a little about Compiz. It seems mostly intended for graphical effects. Cool to watch in YouTube demos but not something I need.

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#6 2015-03-23 13:13:22

satanselbow
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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

#! has a script for that which works well here I largely leave it disabled as find it can interfere with my workflow - which may explain why it is not a feature of many desktops wink

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#7 2015-03-23 16:48:04

Raynman
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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

xdotool has behave_screen_edge to bind screen edges/corners to actions.

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#8 2015-03-23 20:33:03

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Try this:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/skippy-xd-git/

EDIT: Sorry I misread the OP...

Ignore me hmm

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2015-03-23 20:33:50)

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#9 2018-05-17 12:07:43

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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Hi!
Completely working assembly for Archlinux. No tray icon and pop-up process window!

Dustin: — "then, no annoying icon in the tray, no annoying progress bar! brightside it is!"

https://github.com/dustincys/brightside … git.tar.gz

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#10 2018-05-17 12:22:48

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Re: Looking for Arch equivilant to Mac OS X hot corners or Brightside

Please don't necrobump old threads, and don't link to random tarballs on the internet without at least explaining what the tarball is, and why it's relevent to the topic at hand.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … bumping.22

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