[nycbug-talk] on using the fluxbox WM

michael lists
Wed Aug 31 21:07:02 EDT 2005

On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:48:23 -0400
"George Georgalis" <george at galis.org> wrote:

> After the recent WM discussion I thought I'd give the lightweight
> fluxbox windomanager a spin.
> There is one feature I can't work out of the docs though.
> I run some applications from xinitrc before I start fluxbox, at
> least one of them I want to run without a border, no grab handles
> nothing.
> It would seem the ToggleDecor Window Operation would do the trick,
> but I only see that as a key bindings option. Is there some way 
> to disable decorations on a particular app, automatically?
> // George

It is not fluxbox specific, but,  Eterm has switches for that, if that
is the app to which you are referring.  You can execute if from xinitrc
or from your menu as an item.

To get a transparent window with yellow text:

{Eterm --borderless --buttonbar 0 --trans --shade 0 --scrollbar false -f
yellow --font-fx none} 

Except for your cursor, the window completely disappears.

You can use [CTRL] drag-left-mouse-button to move it around and 
[CTRL] drag-right-mouse-button to change the shape.

Go Fluxbox!

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