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Knightron 07-09-2013 11:11 AM

Possible to have window control buttons at the bottom of windows?
Ok the title is pretty self explanatory. I was wondering if it is possible to have the window control buttons, aka 'minimize, maximize and close buttons + window information', at the bottom of windows instead of traditionally the top. It doesn't matter what window manager, i just wanted to know if it's possible so i can try it out.

DavidMcCann 07-09-2013 01:13 PM

You definitely can't do this in Gnome and I don't think you can do it in KDE. Putting the title bar at the bottom sounds just plain unnatural to me!

frankbell 07-13-2013 10:49 PM

I can't claim exhaustive knowledge, but I've not seen an option to put the titlebar at the bottom of the window in any window manager or desktop environment I've used.

jefro 07-14-2013 12:00 PM

I looked into that for a different use. Yes, it could be done. It won't be easy at all but all the code is available. I forget the exact part on the window manager that I got to now since it was a couple of years ago. Forget what window manager I was working on but it was like xfce or ldxe or something like that.
Someone may know a very easy way but when I tried it, there was a lot of work. Basically had to rewrite the window manager. Those controls aren't a simple object that can be dragged. They are old school written.

goumba 07-26-2013 01:13 PM

IIRC, I remember doing this long ago with FVWM just for the heck of it a few years back. It was just set up that way in the configuration file, no rewriting of code needed. Unfortunately, I can't find the particular setting again.

Edit: Check this screenshot, it shows the configuration options for various effects.

Page on configuring FVWM as such

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