[openbox] partial strut question...

Andrew Gallant jamslam at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 17:15:06 EDT 2013

Have you tried running dzen with `dzen2 -dock`?

Last time I checked, I thought `xmobar` set the `override_redirect`
attribute, which effectively makes it ignored by window managers. I
think the recommended way to use it with Xmonad is to setup the
margins explicitly. (But I could be wrong here, it's been a while
since I've used Xmonad.)

- Andrew

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Mason Loring Bliss <mason at blisses.org> wrote:
> Hi, all!
> I'm trying to get xmobar to work with OpenBox. However, when I maximize
> windows, OpenBox doesn't seem to honor xmobar. It also doesn't honor dzen2.
> It *does* honor xfce4-panel, however.
> What's odd is that as far as I understand it, the only EWMH that should
> matter is this one:
> _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL(CARDINAL) = 0, 0, 0, 16, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1023
> I see both xmobar and dzen2 setting one of these, but it doesn't seem to
> matter.
> xfce4-panel also sets this one:
> ...but when I get xmobar to do that too, once again it doesn't matter.
> xfce4-panel sets a bunch of other properties, but my reading is that the only
> one that should matter is the partial strut.
> I'm using OpenBox 3.5.0, from Debian Wheezy. Any thoughts?
> PS: Setting margins isn't what I want, since I only want a bar on my main
> monitor, and as far as I can see there's no way to specify per-monitor
> margins.
> --
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