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Old 07-04-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Programs don't like "staying on top" or "always on top" -- any help?


Hiya,

Running Slackware 10, fluxbox 0.1.14. I like having a video play in the background while I work - or have the TV running while I work. Xawdecode has an option to "Stay on Top" but it simply doesn't work!

Is there a third party program to keep stuff on top of all other applications?
Is there another way?!

Please help!

Steve
 
Old 07-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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"Is there another way?!"

You might be able to do what you want with the nice command. See:
man nice

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Old 07-04-2004, 06:39 PM   #3
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I have a slight feeling you have misunderstood me - When I say "Always on Top"

I mean that the video box stays on top of my application - I.E. say I am browsing in Firefox, I would like the video box to stay on top all the time, even if I am using firefox

Cheers

Steve
 
Old 07-04-2004, 08:03 PM   #4
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Is there not an option in Fluxbox itself to do that? I know that most WMs give you the option to do so by right clicking on the title bar. I'm not much of a Fluxbox fan, I've only used it a bit (and the unstable branch, not the stable one which you appear to be using) but I'm pretty sure it has an option.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 09:20 PM   #5
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Is there not an option in Fluxbox itself to do that?
I think that option is not available in the stable release.
Development has it, however, and it works very well.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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mods just delete this post, thanks.

Last edited by sh1ft; 07-04-2004 at 11:20 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 12:02 AM   #7
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It's a very rare occasion when a post is deleted from LQ, and only jeremy can do this.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 03:02 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by mikshaw
I think that option is not available in the stable release.
Development has it, however, and it works very well.
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Originally posted by sh1ft
mods just delete this post, thanks.
I assume (and I hope!) you were referring to your own post rather than the entire thread!

No, slackware's stock fluxbox does not have this option, however, as suggsted I'll move to developtment ;)

Cheers guys

Steve
 
Old 07-05-2004, 04:41 AM   #9
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Yep, works absolutely great! Thanks guys!

For reference all I did was

Remove fluxbox stock package
Compile fluxbox 0.9.9 from source
Scream at alpha transparencys which didn't work - do read the FAQs, it's got everything you need there ;)
Remember why I wanted this fluxbox version and test out *stay on top* :)

Cheers again guys

Steve
 
  


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