[openbox] Pipe menus and background proccesses

Matthew Graybosch mgraybosch at starbreaker.net
Tue Jan 17 17:20:21 EST 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:58:52 +0100
Manuel Colmenero <m.kolme at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you spawn a independent proccess within a pipe menu, openbox wait
> for it to die to render the menu. If the spawned proccess never dies,
> it causes a nice hang...
> Any way of working this around, anyone?

Try adding a & at the end of the command to make it a background
process. For example:

Esetroot -s ~/wallpaper/foo.png &

instead of:

Esetroot -s ~/wallpaper/foo.png

Hope this helps.

Matthew Graybosch
"When you want to get results, the best motives to use are fun, profit,
and revenge." --Isaac Magnin

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