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Old 12-26-2003, 04:30 PM   #1
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Autogrouping in fluxbox 0.1.14

Hi Everybody,
I know people have sucessfully done this, but if you have, please do me a favor and post your ~/.fluxbox/init and ~/.fluxbox/groups or whatever you use as a group file. It is supposed to group windows together (same geometry, tabs seperating them), right? Here's mine:

bash-2.05b$ cat ~/.fluxbox/groups

bash-2.05b$ cat ~/.fluxbox/init | grep groupFile
session.groupFile: ~/.fluxbox/groups

Thanks for any and all help with this, this has been a goal of mine for a while...
Old 12-27-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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       Since version 0.1.11, Fluxbox has a feature  called  auto_
       grouping,  that is apps are automatically grouped together
       if they are in the same group.  You can create groups sim_
       ply by editing the ~/.fluxbox/groups file.  The file takes
       the format of:

            <app1> <app2> <app3> ... <appN>

       where elements can be found with this command:

            xprop WM_CLASS

       Just launch this command in a terminal and  click  on  the
       desired  app after. It will tell you what to write as ele_
       ment.  Each line forms a different group, e.g:

            Navigator nedit

       This will create two groups, one with netscape and  nedit,
       and one with xterm.  The new window will only group itself
       to other windows on the same workspace  and  to  the  last
       window that was focused.
Source: man fluxbox
Old 12-28-2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thanks, but I have tried this (see my groups and init file) and haven't had any success, am I missing something?
Old 12-29-2003, 12:13 AM   #5
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Can't remember but flux may have trouble with tilde expansion - some apps do, anyway. Try giving the full path to the file. And did you use 'xprop' to find out the WMCLASS? Because mozilla-bin is probably wrong: mozilla is either 'Mozilla' or 'navigator:browser'. rxvt should be right but it may need to be XTerm. Kinda guessing here but it may help. Otherwise, yeah, it looks right.

Oh, and maybe cut to the simplest thing: you have to 'reload config' or 'restart' to have it take effect.
Old 12-29-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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For some reason, I pased the program names from xprop WM_CLASS instead of typing it, and it worked, go figure! Thanks to everyone for the replies.


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