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Sometimes Openbox' own rc.xml "application" settings will work when devilspie doesn't

Posted 12-06-2018 at 09:19 PM by the dsc

For whatever reason Devil's Pie stopped working with the geeqie "move" dialog. My preferred GTK3 theme is kind of broken and will naturally create a window that's kind of crunched in itself, but it can be circumvented by determining its size. For a long while it worked with Devil's Pie, for some reason it stopped working.

But fortunately Openbox' own settings can fix it:

       <application role="dlg_dest_folder" >
      <position force="yes">
It doesn't need more specification than "role" for this specific problem. And actually I have the impression that adding class/name somehow renders it null.

And since I'm publishing these Openbox' window hacks, here's one so that one can sort of mimic a "single window" GIMP without having it set as such on GIMP itself. The advantage is that it allows for floating auxiliary image windows, whereas GIMP's own single window mode would force those to be restricted to tabs.

    <application role="gimp-toolbox-1">
    <application role="gimp-dock-1">
Now that I look at it I realize there must be some settings on GIMP's side, whatever that sets the toolbox and the docker to be "always on top". Something related with "window hinting". Otherwise the maximized image window would be covering those windows, which would make it pretty much unusable.
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    Some one help me for learning linux?
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