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Old 09-05-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
winterhill
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Opening new fullscreen windows in twm


Hello,

I'm building an Arch Linux based emulator PC. I've gotten pretty far and have both the retroarch emulator and the emulationstation graphical front end up and running. But I'm stumped on this one little detail:

When I start up a game from emulationstation, it correctly opens up a new retroarch window. But my window manager (twm) forces me to manually place the window with the mouse before retroarch can load inside of it. On top of that, I can't find a way to make retroarch go completely fullscreen (no borders, title bar, etc) afterwards.

I'm aware that there is a way to automatically place new windows with the -geometry option. But that only solves half the problem, as I really want it to be completely fullscreen. So, I ask:

- Is it possible to get twm to behave the way I describe above?
- If yes, how so?
- If no, what would be a good, lightweight window manager to use instead of twm, and what command would I use to open retroarch fullscreen?

I was thinking fluxbox might be a good alternative if needed, but I'm open to suggestions.

Last edited by winterhill; 09-05-2014 at 10:22 AM.
 
Old 09-05-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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You might take a look at this --> http://kiosk.mozdev.org/twm-kiosk.html

Other WM to take a look at besides Fluxbox would be the other boxes (Open and Black), FVWM or IceWM. You may also find some useful information here --> http://xwinman.org/
 
Old 09-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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Excellent! I just installed a new WM and the problem went away. I ended up going with fluxbox because it has really good documentation.

Thanks for your reply.
 
  


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