Goal: Explaining openbox rules in rc.xml configuration.
Table of Content
Again, have a look at the
I came from Tiling Window Manager, and I always put my startup like this below:
Desktop 1: Two terminals (left and right)
Desktop 2: Browser (fullscreen)
Desktop 3: Text Editor (fullscreen)
Desktop 4: File Manager (fullscreen)
No matter what tiling I use. eg. hlwm, dwm, bspwm, i3, awesome I always use this almost similar configuration, for my convenience. So I do not need to change my workflow, everytime I change window manager.
Of course, openbox is a stacking window manager. Hence, I don’t want to treat openbox as Tiling Window Manager. But hey, there is some cool stuff that we can do with rules.
There is also a whole article for this.
The format is:
Virtual Desktop Placement
We can choose where, the application shown-up. For eaxmple, we want browser to shown up, maximized on second virtual desktop.
Size and Positioning
Supposed that I want my urxvt to always shown-up, on the center of the first virtual desktop.
Here a trick to make a simpe tiling with rules: left and right, side by side.
This above is just an example, I actually always use maximized state for text editor.
We need to set the
type="normal" to avoid dialog to be resized.
Consider continue reading [ Menu: Static ].