window management via xlib

David Mohr damailings at
Thu Apr 1 10:25:59 PDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Dmitry Teslenko <dteslenko at> wrote:
> Hello!
> Here's few easy questions for x gurus:

I'm not a guru, but I can give you pointers to existing programs, see below.

> * Can arbitrary x app, other than window manager, manage other windows
> (raise and lower them)?

Have a look at devil's pie.

> * Can arbitrary x app, other than window manager, register and listen to
> global keyboard shortcuts? Given that that app is written with some high
> level toolkit and x event loop is hidden deep inside that toolkit.

Have a look at xfce4-settings-helper, part of the xfce4-settings package.


> --
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> _______________________________________________
> xorg at X.Org support
> Archives:
> Info:

More information about the xorg mailing list