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Old 10-06-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Starting an xterm window that is "always on top" on command line

Is it possible to pass a parameter to X windows (or the window manager?) on the command line that makes a window "always on top"? I need to start an xterm window in a perl script and I need it to be always on top. There are other ways to do it, including right clicking on the window, and setting a key binding, but I need to do it from the command line. Anyone know if this is possible? I am using GNOME with Metacity window manager on FC3.

Old 10-07-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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If you want to run something in the back ground add an ampersand or & at the end of the command.


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