[openbox] notice when windows are hung

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Tue Oct 14 22:44:32 EDT 2003

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 05:28:56PM -0400, John Russell wrote:
> In Metacity if an application is hung for some reason, and you click on
> the close box to exit it and the application ignores you, Metacity waits
> a few seconds and then gives you a "The application isn't responding"
> dialog and asks if you want to force the app to quite.  This is so

Metacity uses GTK. Openbox does not. This is not so simple for Openbox. :)

> cool.  Also, it doesn't just do an xkill on the window to detach the
> client from the x server, leaving the process to run ad infinitum.  It
> actually kills the process and everything.  This is a really slick

How does this work for windows which are running on anther machine?
Hopefully you don't have a process on your machine with the same pid.. I
don't know of a good way to do this generically.

> feature, which is WAY beyond my ability to code (but not my ability to
> whine about :-)).  

You can bind the "kill" action to xkill off a window if you want to. :)

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