[openbox] Persisting a desktop terminal window across ToggleShowDesktop with xdotool - interesting failure mode

Paul G paulg at perforge.net
Sun Mar 1 12:57:45 EST 2015

I'll be submitting a reasonably clean patch for tilda
(lightweight/sufficiently configurable terminal) tomorrow once I've had a
chance smooth out a couple more rough edges in it. It'll let you do this
very straightforwardly. It's easy to build as well. The focus works fine,
for me anyway. In any case, *that* is easily solvable with xdotool/wmctrl.


On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Lukasz Grabowski <graboluk at gmail.com>

> 2015-03-01 11:31 GMT+00:00 Paul G <paulg at perforge.net>:
> > To save the other 0.2 people who might try to do this in future several
> > hours/days of their lives, I'll summarize: don't bother with a kludge
> and do
> > it properly, namely by patching whatever it is you're trying to
> desktopify.
> I don't have anything of substance to say in this thread, but I spent
> some hours/days of my live trying to do it (via xdotool/wmctrl) some
> months ago, and I gave up in the end. So I just wanted to add my 2c
> that it would be awesome to have a suitable patch in openbox which
> allows to have a (multi-tabbed) transparent terminal on the desktop
> (preferably in such a way that ShowDesktop gives focus to the
> terminal).
> Best, L
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