[openbox] How to put date/time in window titlebar? LXDE/Openbox

Christian Larsson larsson at odus.se
Sun Jun 24 06:18:11 EDT 2012

Window title is controlled by each program, dunno if Openbox does anything
other than displaying it. Perhaps you can use something like wmctrl:

wmctrl -r firefox -T "$test"

2012/6/24 David Reimer <djreimer at gmail.com>

> I would like to display the current time/date (or at least the time)
> in the titlebar of the active window. I know several ways of doing
> this in Windows XP, but despite web searching in all the ways I can
> think of, I can't find a solution for this in my environment (Linux
> Mint 12 LXDE which uses Openbox).
> I have looked at the Openbox Configuration guide which gives some good
> suggestions for an app in a dock or on desktop, but (in spite of the
> sensible suggestion at #8 :) I would like to get the active window
> titlebar display if possible (something I've been used to for years in
> other environments).
> I have posted this on a couple relevant forums, but without any
> response. I'm hoping the Openbox mailing list is a better place to
> ask! Even confirmation that it is *not* possible would help, as then I
> would just stop trying!
> Many thanks for *any* help with this!
> David.
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