[openbox] ToggleShowDesktop hides omnipresent windows

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Wed Apr 22 17:12:23 EDT 2015

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:48:51 -0700,
> Dana Jansens <danakj at orodu.net> wrote:
> Ian> Fine.  But playing with ToggleShowDesktop and trying to make it do
> what
> Ian> I want, I see there must be some deeper misunderstanding on my part.
> Ian> What is ToggleShowDesktop supposed to be good for, in the big picture?
> Dana> It's an implementation of SHOWING_DESKTOP from the spec, which says
> it's to
> Dana> hide all your windows and focus the desktop.
> I already knew that ;-)  I mean, why do people want to do it?
> What I was trying to do was to temporarily hide all my windows on one
> virtual desktop, perform a short but screen-hungry task, and then
> restore all the hidden windows.  I found that ToggleShowDesktop wasn't
> useful for this purpose, because despite its name it doesn't restore the
> windows, I had to restore them one by one.
> I guess this might be because "if no windows have become visible yet"
> (from the doc) was false.  But if not this use case, what?

It restores them if you don't open any windows. If you open a window you
leave show-desktop-mode but it leaves things iconified.

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