[openbox] Best way to programmatically toggle decorations?

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Fri Jun 9 03:56:31 EDT 2006

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Gary Scharf wrote:

> What's the best/simplest approach to programmatically setting the 
> decorated/undecorated state of a window?

Is this in a program you are writing yourself?

> I've considered 3 methods:
> -wmctrl: I'd hoped that setting properties would be noticed and acted 
> upon by openbox, but I've either not found the property, or this 
> approach isn't going to work

If not, you can use devilspie

> -Key stuffing: Another method might be to map a keystroke to the 
> toggledecorations action, but I'm not sure by what method I might do 
> that. It'd also be nicer to be able to explicitly set the desired state, 
> though I guess I could query for it via xprop.
> -Hacking the openbox source to expose the functionality.

Or since yesterday, you can use the per app settings functionality in cvs,
   <application name="epiphany">
   <application name="urxvt">

(the syntax may or may not change before 3.3)

> -Something else I'd not thought of?
> Thanks in advance.

-- Mikael Magnusson

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