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Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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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!
 
Old 07-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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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.
 
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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.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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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.

http://www.bitter-almonds.com/comp/g...-annotated.png

Page on configuring FVWM as such

http://www.bitter-almonds.com/comp/u...wm/#fvwm-2.5.4

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