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#1 2021-02-27 20:02:44

ohnonot
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Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 5,554

Openbox rc.xml tips & tricks

Share & discuss tips & tricks for setting up keybinds, application rules etc.!
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This is probably the most powerful part of Openbox.
Especially the If and Foreach actions therein.

Problem: I have an application with keybinds that cannot be changed, namely Signal for Linux desktop.
One of these keybinds has been my probably most used keybind for a long time, namely
Shift-Return to open an application launcher.

Solution: Openbox allows me to execute different actions depending on which window is focused via
the If action.

In your rc.xml, locate the <keybind> that you want to modify. In my case, it looks like this after the modification:

    <keybind key="S-Return">
      <action name="If">
        <query target="focus">
            <class type="exact">Signal</class>
        </query>
        <then>
            <action name="Execute"><command>xdotool type "
"</command></action>
        </then>
        <else>
            <action name="Execute"><command>~/bin/dmenu_run_hist</command>
            </action>
        </else>
      </action>
    </keybind>
  • If the window with the exact class name "Signal" is focused, type Return (Shift is not required since the user invoking this keybind is still holding it down).
    Xdotool does not always play perfectly with all applications; I tried 'key Return' with and without Shift but it didn't work, so I resorted to making it type out a newline, that's what looks a little broken in the code block.

  • Otherwise, open the app launcher

Simple enough despite the obnoxious XML syntax.

One niggle remains: I see no way to let the key combination pass through if the "If" query returns False - neither implicitly (Openbox "eats" the event) nor explicitly with xdotool.

Warning: 'xdotool key' does not work (as expected) on all windows/applications.


Give to COVAX! Here or here. (explanation)

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#2 2021-09-05 13:01:42

Leatherman
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Registered: 2021-09-01
Posts: 3

Re: Openbox rc.xml tips & tricks

<?xml version="1.0" ?><openbox_config xmlns="http://openbox.org/3.4/rc" xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude">
  <resistance>
    <strength>10</strength>
    <screen_edge_strength>20</screen_edge_strength>
  </resistance>
  <focus>
    <focusNew>yes</focusNew>
    <!-- always try to focus new windows when they appear. other rules do
       apply -->
    <followMouse>no</followMouse>
    <!-- move focus to a window when you move the mouse into it -->
    <focusLast>yes</focusLast>
    <!-- focus the last used window when changing desktops, instead of the one
       under the mouse pointer. when followMouse is enabled -->
    <underMouse>no</underMouse>
    <!-- move focus under the mouse, even when the mouse is not moving -->
    <focusDelay>200</focusDelay>
    <!-- when followMouse is enabled, the mouse must be inside the window for
       this many milliseconds (1000 = 1 sec) before moving focus to it -->
    <raiseOnFocus>no</raiseOnFocus>
    <!-- when followMouse is enabled, and a window is given focus by moving the
       mouse into it, also raise the window -->
  </focus>
  <placement>
    <policy>Smart</policy>
    <!-- 'Smart' or 'UnderMouse' -->
    <center>yes</center>
    <!-- whether to place windows in the center of the free area found or
       the top left corner -->
    <monitor>Any</monitor>
    <!-- with Smart placement on a multi-monitor system, try to place new windows
         on: 'Any' - any monitor, 'Mouse' - where the mouse is, 'Active' - where
         the active window is, 'Primary' - only on the primary monitor -->
    <primaryMonitor>1</primaryMonitor>
    <!-- The monitor where Openbox should place popup dialogs such as the
         focus cycling popup, or the desktop switch popup.  It can be an index
         from 1, specifying a particular monitor.  Or it can be one of the
         following: 'Mouse' - where the mouse is, or
                    'Active' - where the active window is -->
  </placement>
  <theme>
    <name>Artwiz-boxed</name>
    <titleLayout>DSLIMC</titleLayout>
    <!--
      avaible characters are NDSLIMC, each can occur at most once.
      N: window icon
      L: window label (AKA title).
      I: iconify
      M: maximize
      C: close
      S: shade (roll up/down)
      D: omnipresent (on all desktops).
  -->
    <keepBorder>yes</keepBorder>
    <animateIconify>no</animateIconify>
    <font place="ActiveWindow">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>13</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Bold</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>Normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
    <font place="InactiveWindow">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>10</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>Normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
    <font place="MenuHeader">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>10</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>Normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
    <font place="MenuItem">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>10</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>Normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
    <font place="ActiveOnScreenDisplay">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>10</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
    <font place="InactiveOnScreenDisplay">
      <name>Liberation Sans</name>
      <size>10</size>
      <!-- font size in points -->
      <weight>Normal</weight>
      <!-- 'bold' or 'normal' -->
      <slant>normal</slant>
      <!-- 'italic' or 'normal' -->
    </font>
  </theme>
  <desktops>
    <!-- this stuff is only used at startup, pagers allow you to change them
       during a session

       these are default values to use when other ones are not already set
       by other applications, or saved in your session

       use obconf if you want to change these without having to log out
       and back in -->
    <number>1</number>
    <firstdesk>1</firstdesk>
    <names>
      <!-- set names up here if you want to, like this:
      <name>desktop 1</name>
      <name>desktop 2</name>
      -->
      <name>1</name>
      <name>2</name>
      <name>3</name>
      <name>4</name>
    </names>
    <popupTime>875</popupTime>
    <!-- The number of milliseconds to show the popup for when switching
         desktops.  Set this to 0 to disable the popup. -->
  </desktops>
  <resize>
    <drawContents>yes</drawContents>
    <popupShow>Nonpixel</popupShow>
    <!-- 'Always', 'Never', or 'Nonpixel' (xterms and such) -->
    <popupPosition>Center</popupPosition>
    <!-- 'Center' or 'Top' -->
    <popupFixedPosition>
      <!-- these are used if popupPosition is set to 'Fixed' -->
      <x>10</x>
      <!-- positive number for distance from left edge, negative number for
           distance from right edge, or 'Center' -->
      <y>10</y>
      <!-- positive number for distance from top edge, negative number for
           distance from bottom edge, or 'Center' -->
    </popupFixedPosition>
  </resize>
  <!-- You can reserve a portion of your screen where windows will not cover when
       they are maximized, or when they are initially placed.
       Many programs reserve space automatically, but you can use this in other
       cases. -->
  <margins>
    <top>1</top>
    <bottom>0</bottom>
    <left>0</left>
    <right>0</right>
  </margins>
  <dock>
    <position>BottomRight</position>
    <!-- (Top|Bottom)(Left|Right|)|Top|Bottom|Left|Right|Floating -->
    <floatingX>0</floatingX>
    <floatingY>0</floatingY>
    <noStrut>no</noStrut>
    <stacking>Above</stacking>
    <!-- 'Above', 'Normal', or 'Below' -->
    <direction>Vertical</direction>
    <!-- 'Vertical' or 'Horizontal' -->
    <autoHide>no</autoHide>
    <hideDelay>300</hideDelay>
    <!-- in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second) -->
    <showDelay>300</showDelay>
    <!-- in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second) -->
    <moveButton>Middle</moveButton>
    <!-- 'Left', 'Middle', 'Right' -->
  </dock>
  <keyboard>
    <chainQuitKey>C-g</chainQuitKey>
    <!-- Keybindings for desktop switching -->
    <keybind key="C-A-Left">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>left</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-A-Right">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>right</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-A-Up">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>up</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-A-Down">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>down</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-A-Left">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <to>left</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-A-Right">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <to>right</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-A-Up">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <to>up</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="S-A-Down">
      <action name="SendToDesktop">
        <to>down</to>
        <wrap>no</wrap>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F1">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>1</to>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F2">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>2</to>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F3">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>3</to>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-F4">
      <action name="GoToDesktop">
        <to>4</to>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for windows -->
    <keybind key="A-F4">
      <action name="Close"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Escape">
      <action name="Lower"/>
      <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
      <action name="Unfocus"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>xfce4-screenshooter</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot '%Y-%m-%d--%s_$wx$h_scrot.png' -e 'mv $f ~/images/ &amp; viewnior ~/images/$f'</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for window switching -->
    <keybind key="A-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow">
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-S-Tab">
      <action name="PreviousWindow">
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-A-Tab">
      <action name="NextWindow">
        <panels>yes</panels>
        <desktop>yes</desktop>
        <finalactions>
          <action name="Focus"/>
          <action name="Raise"/>
          <action name="Unshade"/>
        </finalactions>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for window switching with the arrow keys -->
    <keybind key="W-S-Right">
      <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows">
        <direction>right</direction>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-Left">
      <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows">
        <direction>left</direction>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-Up">
      <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows">
        <direction>up</direction>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-S-Down">
      <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows">
        <direction>down</direction>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for running applications -->
    <keybind key="A-F2">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Run Program</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>gmrun</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-F3">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>dmenu-bind</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>~/.config/dmenu/dmenu-bind.sh</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-f">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>thunar</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>thunar</command>
      </action>
       </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-c">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Calculator</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>galculator</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-t">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Terminal</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>x-terminal-emulator</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-w">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Web Browser</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>x-www-browser</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-l">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Lock screen</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>xscreensaver-command -lock</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-e">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Editor</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>geany</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-m">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Mediaplayer</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>vlc</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-h">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>htop</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>x-terminal-emulator -e htop</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-v">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Volume</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>mate-volume-control</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-x">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
          <name>Xkill</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>xkill</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Tab">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-space">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="A-C-q">
      <action name="ShowMenu">
        <menu>root-menu</menu>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <!-- Keybindings for window tiling -->
    <keybind key="W-Left">        # HalfLeftScreen
        <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
          <action name="MoveResizeTo"><x>0</x><y>0</y><height>100%</height><width>50%</width></action>
      </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Right">        # HalfRightScreen
        <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
          <action name="MoveResizeTo"><x>-0</x><y>0</y><height>100%</height><width>50%</width></action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Up">        # HalfUpperScreen
        <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
        <action name="MoveResizeTo"><x>0</x><y>0</y><width>100%</width><height>50%</height></action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Down">        # HalfLowerScreen
        <action name="UnmaximizeFull"/>
        <action name="MoveResizeTo"><x>0</x><y>-0</y><width>100%</width><height>50%</height></action>
    </keybind>
  </keyboard>
  <mouse>
    <dragThreshold>8</dragThreshold>
    <!-- number of pixels the mouse must move before a drag begins -->
    <doubleClickTime>200</doubleClickTime>
    <!-- in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second) -->
    <screenEdgeWarpTime>400</screenEdgeWarpTime>
    <!-- Time before changing desktops when the pointer touches the edge of the
       screen while moving a window, in milliseconds (1000 = 1 second).
       Set this to 0 to disable warping -->
    <screenEdgeWarpMouse>false</screenEdgeWarpMouse>
    <!-- Set this to TRUE to move the mouse pointer across the desktop when
       switching due to hitting the edge of the screen -->
    <context name="Frame">
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Right" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-S-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="SendToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Titlebar">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Move"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="DoubleClick">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="if">
          <shaded>no</shaded>
          <then>
            <action name="Shade"/>
            <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
            <action name="Unfocus"/>
            <action name="Lower"/>
          </then>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="if">
          <shaded>yes</shaded>
          <then>
            <action name="Unshade"/>
            <action name="Raise"/>
          </then>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Titlebar Top Right Bottom Left TLCorner TRCorner BRCorner BLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Top">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>top</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Left">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>left</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Right">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>right</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Bottom">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize">
          <edge>bottom</edge>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Lower"/>
        <action name="FocusToBottom"/>
        <action name="Unfocus"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="TRCorner BRCorner TLCorner BLCorner">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Drag">
        <action name="Resize"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Client">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Icon">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="AllDesktops">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleOmnipresent"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Shade">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleShade"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Iconify">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Iconify"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Maximize">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize">
          <direction>vertical</direction>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Click">
        <action name="ToggleMaximize">
          <direction>horizontal</direction>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Close">
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
        <action name="Unshade"/>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Click">
        <action name="Close"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Desktop">
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="C-A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Left" action="Press">
        <action name="Focus"/>
        <action name="Raise"/>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="Root">
      <!-- Menus -->
      <mousebind button="Middle" action="Press">
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Right" action="Press">
        <action name="ShowMenu">
          <menu>root-menu</menu>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
    <context name="MoveResize">
      <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Up" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>previous</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
      <mousebind button="A-Down" action="Click">
        <action name="GoToDesktop">
          <to>next</to>
        </action>
      </mousebind>
    </context>
  </mouse>
  <menu>
    <!-- You can specify more than one menu file in here and they are all loaded,
       just don't make menu ids clash or, well, it'll be kind of pointless -->
    <!-- default menu file (or custom one in $HOME/.config/openbox/) -->
    <!-- system menu files on Debian systems
    <file>/var/lib/openbox/debian-menu.xml</file>
    <file>debian-menu.xml</file> -->
    <file>menu.xml</file>
    <hideDelay>200</hideDelay>
    <!-- if a press-release lasts longer than this setting (in milliseconds), the
       menu is hidden again -->
    <middle>no</middle>
    <!-- center submenus vertically about the parent entry -->
    <submenuShowDelay>100</submenuShowDelay>
    <!-- time to delay before showing a submenu after hovering over the parent
       entry.
       if this is a negative value, then the delay is infinite and the
       submenu will not be shown until it is clicked on -->
    <submenuHideDelay>400</submenuHideDelay>
    <!-- time to delay before hiding a submenu when selecting another
       entry in parent menu
       if this is a negative value, then the delay is infinite and the
       submenu will not be hidden until a different submenu is opened -->
    <applicationIcons>yes</applicationIcons>
    <!-- controls if icons appear in the client-list-(combined-)menu -->
    <manageDesktops>yes</manageDesktops>
    <!-- show the manage desktops section in the client-list-(combined-)menu -->
  </menu>
  <applications>
    <!--
  # this is an example with comments through out. use these to make your
  # own rules, but without the comments of course.
  # you may use one or more of the name/class/role/title/type rules to specify
  # windows to match

  <application name="the window's _OB_APP_NAME property (see obxprop)"
              class="the window's _OB_APP_CLASS property (see obxprop)"
               role="the window's _OB_APP_ROLE property (see obxprop)"
              title="the window's _OB_APP_TITLE property (see obxprop)"
               type="the window's _OB_APP_TYPE property (see obxprob)..
                      (if unspecified, then it is 'dialog' for child windows)">
  # you may set only one of name/class/role/title/type, or you may use more
  # than one together to restrict your matches.

  # the name, class, role, and title use simple wildcard matching such as those
  # used by a shell. you can use * to match any characters and ? to match
  # any single character.

  # the type is one of: normal, dialog, splash, utility, menu, toolbar, dock,
  #    or desktop

  # when multiple rules match a window, they will all be applied, in the
  # order that they appear in this list


    # each rule element can be left out or set to 'default' to specify to not
    # change that attribute of the window

    <decor>yes</decor>
    # enable or disable window decorations

    <shade>no</shade>
    # make the window shaded when it appears, or not

    <position force="no">
      # the position is only used if both an x and y coordinate are provided
      # (and not set to 'default')
      # when force is "yes", then the window will be placed here even if it
      # says you want it placed elsewhere.  this is to override buggy
      # applications who refuse to behave
      <x>center</x>
      # a number like 50, or 'center' to center on screen. use a negative number
      # to start from the right (or bottom for <y>), ie -50 is 50 pixels from the
      # right edge (or bottom).
      <y>200</y>
      <monitor>1</monitor>
      # specifies the monitor in a xinerama setup.
      # 1 is the first head, or 'mouse' for wherever the mouse is
    </position>

    <focus>yes</focus>
    # if the window should try be given focus when it appears. if this is set
    # to yes it doesn't guarantee the window will be given focus. some
    # restrictions may apply, but Openbox will try to

    <desktop>1</desktop>
    # 1 is the first desktop, 'all' for all desktops

    <layer>normal</layer>
    # 'above', 'normal', or 'below'

    <iconic>no</iconic>
    # make the window iconified when it appears, or not

    <skip_pager>no</skip_pager>
    # asks to not be shown in pagers

    <skip_taskbar>no</skip_taskbar>
    # asks to not be shown in taskbars. window cycling actions will also
    # skip past such windows

    <fullscreen>yes</fullscreen>
    # make the window in fullscreen mode when it appears

    <maximized>true</maximized>
    # 'Horizontal', 'Vertical' or boolean (yes/no)
  </application>

  # end of the example
-->
    <application name="gmessage">
      <decor>no</decor>
      <shade>no</shade>
      <skip_pager>yes</skip_pager>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
      <fullscreen>no</fullscreen>
      <maximized>no</maximized>
    <iconic>yes</iconic></application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp" role="gimp-toolbox" type="utility">
      <maximized>vertical</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp" role="gimp-dock" type="utility">
      <maximized>vertical</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp" role="gimp-image-window" type="normal">
      <position force="no">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </position>
    </application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp-2.8" role="gimp-toolbox" type="utility">
      <maximized>vertical</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp-2.8" role="gimp-dock" type="utility">
      <maximized>vertical</maximized>
    </application>
    <application class="Gimp" name="gimp-2.8" role="gimp-image-window" type="normal">
      <position force="no">
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </position>
    </application>
  </applications>
</openbox_config>

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#3 2021-09-05 13:04:15

Leatherman
New Member
Registered: 2021-09-01
Posts: 3

Re: Openbox rc.xml tips & tricks

Heres a proper startup

x autostart.sh
## ====================
## When you login to your CrunchBang++ Openbox session, this autostart script
## will be executed to set-up your environment and launch any applications
## you want to run at startup.
##
## Note*: some programs, such as 'nm-applet' are run via XDG autostart.
## Run '/usr/lib/openbox/openbox-xdg-autostart --list' to list any
## XDG autostarted programs.
##
## More information about this can be found at:
## http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Autostart
##
## If you do something cool with your autostart script and you think others
## could benefit from your hack, please consider sharing it at:
## https://www.reddit.com/r/crunchbangplusplus
##
## Have fun & happy CrunchBangin'! smile

## LX PolicyKit
lxpolkit &

## Set root window colour
hsetroot -solid "#2E3436" &

## Group start:
## 1. nitrogen - restores wallpaper
## 2. compositor - start
## 3. sleep - give compositor time to start
## 4. tint2 panel
nitrogen --restore &
cbpp-compositor --start &
tint2 &

## Start nm-applet for systray
nm-applet &

## Volume keys daemon

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#4 2021-09-05 17:31:40

nore
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From: squirrels' nest
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 532

Re: Openbox rc.xml tips & tricks

@Leatherman, I kindly ask you to edit your posts and do three (3) simple things.

  1. Please put all code between code tags.

  2. You don't have to copy whole config file, just the part you have changed, before and after. Pointing to line number in original file would be nice.

  3. Explain, what your code is supposed to do.

  4. Please, please use code tags.

--edit: 5. Read ohnonot's post and take it as an example.

Last edited by nore (2021-09-05 17:48:33)

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#5 2021-09-05 18:34:10

rbh
Moderator
From: Sweden/Vasterbotten/Rusfors
Registered: 2016-08-11
Posts: 1,182

Re: Openbox rc.xml tips & tricks

Leatherman wrote:

Heres a proper startup

x autostart.sh
## ====================
## When you login to your CrunchBang++ Openbox session, this autostart script

That is not a proper BunsenLab Lithium autostart file. It is autostart in CrunchBang++. There is som important differences between Bunsenlabs and CrunchBang++.


// Regards rbh

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