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I often use a stack of terminals one above the other. And I've notice I do it always the same way, resizing each terminal window so as it occupies circa 1/3rd of the screen. I wanted to have a short key for doing this automatically.

Obviously the command exists (cf. fluxbox manual), called ResizeTo.

in ~/.fluxbox/keys I have tried:

  • Shift Mod4 a :ResizeTo -100% -33%

  • Shift Mod4 a :ResizeTo 100% 33%

I've also launched Reconfigure so as to have the new keymapping working. However when pressing Shift + Windows key + a, there is nothing happening.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong ?

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Doesn't a restart of Fluxbox help? – schaiba Jan 27 '13 at 19:35
No, it doesn't help. Log out/in neither. I suppose it's my syntax. – Stephane Rolland Jan 27 '13 at 20:01
Check out wmctrl and xdotool - there is a lot on that here, although the question itself is a somewhat different scenario (actually, my answer to that question, would be better as an answer to your question). – Emanuel Berg Jan 27 '13 at 22:38
state, which version of fluxbox you are using. – akira Jan 28 '13 at 6:58
@akira fluxbox --version returns 1.3.2 – Stephane Rolland Jan 28 '13 at 8:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

For me it does not accept % even though it's documented like that.

If you don't use multiple resolutions try giving it the pixel size without %.

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good ! I have several screens, so I have multiple resolutions. However one of the screens is my main screen, where I always put my stack of terminals into. And for the moment your trick simply does it very well:-). – Stephane Rolland Jan 27 '13 at 22:25

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