[openbox] tint2 border

Freddie Exall freddie_signup at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 31 10:08:02 EDT 2009

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Knute wrote:

> --- On Fri, 10/30/09, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us> wrote:
>> From: Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us>
>> Subject: Re: [openbox] tint2 border
>> To: "openbox mailing list" <openbox at icculus.org>
>> Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 2:15 PM
>> Freddie Exall wrote:
>>> I'm running tint2 inside openbox with
>>>   <application name="*">
>>>    <decor>no</decor>
>>>   </application>
>>> and
>>>   <keepBorder>yes</keepBorder>
>>> in my rc.xml. (i.e. I'm wanting everything to have no decorations but with 
>>> a border). This is working well for everything except my tint2 taskbar. I'm 
>>> wanting it to have no border. When I first log in to openbox tint2 appears 
>>> WITH a border, however, reconfiguring openbox removes this border.
>> I'm not 100% sure where you're going wrong, however I'm running tint2 and I 
>> have <keepBorder>yes</keepBorder> in my rc.xml and I'm not having this 
>> problem.
>> First question is, how are you starting it? I have "tint2 &" in my 
>> autostart.sh and that works fine for me. I suspect that what you really want 
>> to do is fiddle with the tint2rc file. I had to fiddle with it for a while 
>> but finally got to the point where the tint panel itself has no background 
>> or border. It took some time to get there though, so maybe you need to keep 
>> playing with it.
>> hth,
>> Doug
> One other thought here is that position may be important.
> I know that in some programming languages the settings that come further up 
> in the program override ones that are later, and I know of others where the 
> reverse is true in that the settings that come later override those that were 
> set earlier.
> I can't remember which way openbox does it, but perhaps, it's just that your 
> tint2 setting is not in the right place to override your default setting for 
> everything else.
> Does that make sense?

I think so, but the problem arises from the fact that I don't actually have any 
tint2 settings that remove the border. It just disappears on a reconfigure. I'm 
assuming that openbox has some way of knowing that tint2 is a panel and doesn't 
give it a border because of that but that this mechanism doesn't kick in 
effectively on launch of tint2 (relaunching after a reconfigure gives it back 
the border). Could this be tint2 not setting the xprop values correctly?

If I could find an openbox application specific tag to remove tint2's border 
then I'd be happy.

> Knute
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