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Fun with xfwm

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rich
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Fun with xfwm

#1 Post by rich »

Updated, see post 2
Does not work (yet?) with xfwm 4.13

Here's a little script to extend some functions in xfwm, mimicking behavior in other popular window managers. This allows for:
  • Regular Window + (Super+Up) = Maximize
    Max Window + (Super+Up) = No action
    Max Window + (Super+Down) = Restore
    Regular Window + (Super+Down) = Minimize
    Tiled Window + (Super+Up) = Maximize
    Tiled Window + (Super+Down) = Restore
Image

Note - This doesn't treat quarter tiled windows in any special way. They'll behave as regular windows.

These are just the keybindings I've grown used to over the years, implemented using a script calling wmctrl, xdotool, and xprop. The keybindings can be assigned where ever, I happen to like using the super key.

Protip - If you've got your whisker menu tied to Super_L and want to use Super_L for other bindings as well, have no fear! xcape can help you with that! apt install xcape and run it in your Session and Startup>Application Autostart. My command is

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xcape -e 'Super_L=Super_L|space'
and my whiskermenu popup is set to Super+Space in Keyboard>Application Shortcuts. This allows menu launch with Super key while allowing Super + whateverkey shortcuts elsewhere.

Note - I have left and right tile set to Super+Left and Super+Right in Window Manager>Keyboard.

extrawm.sh:

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#!/bin/bash

#Check if window is maximized or tiled
windowstate=$(xprop -id $(xdotool getwindowfocus) _NET_WM_STATE | cut -d' '  -f3,4,5)

function maximize()
{
	if [ "$windowstate" != "_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_HORZ, _NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT, _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED" ] # if window's not maximized,...
		then 
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz # restore to allow maximzation from tiled/vert maximized state (a little hacky...)
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert,maximized_horz # and, maximize!
	fi
}

function restoreorminimize()
{
	if [ "$windowstate" == "_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_HORZ, _NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT, _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED" ] # if window is maximized,...
		then 
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz # restore 
	elif [ "$windowstate" == "_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT, _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED" ] # if window is tiled...
		then 
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz # restore 
	else # if it's not maxmized or tiled...
		xdotool windowminimize $(xdotool getactivewindow) #minimize
	fi
}

if [ "$1" = "up" ]; then
    $(maximize)
elif [ "$1" = "down" ]; then
	$(restoreorminimize)
fi
So, it can be called using $PATHTOSCRIPT(wherever you've placed the script)/$FILENAME(I called it extrawm.sh) up|down. For example,

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/home/rich/bin/extrawm.sh up|down
It can be keybound under Keyboard>Application Shortcuts. Don't forget to chmod +x!

Thanks for reading, any feedback welcome.

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rich
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Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:39 pm

Re: Fun with xfwm

#2 Post by rich »

Updated, cleaned up, now checks if windows are supposed to be minimized or maximized (some windows like xpad or xfce settings manager aren't supposed to be going anywhere...)

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#!/bin/bash

windowstate=$(xprop -id $(xdotool getwindowfocus) _NET_WM_STATE)
windowperm=$(xprop -id $(xdotool getwindowfocus) _NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS)

function maximize()
{
	if ! echo $windowstate | grep -qE "_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT\
					|_NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_HORZ"
		then
		echo $windowperm | grep -q 'MAXIMIZE' &&\		
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert,maximized_horz		
	fi
}

function restoreorminimize()
{
	if echo $windowstate | grep -q -e 'MAXIMIZED' -e 'FULLSCREEN'
	then 
		wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz
	else
		echo $windowperm | grep -q 'MINIMIZE' &&\
		xdotool windowminimize $(xdotool getactivewindow)
		
	fi		
}

if [ "$1" = "up" ]; then
	$(maximize)
elif [ "$1" = "down" ]; then
	$(restoreorminimize)
fi

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