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FVWM2 uses "layers". A window in a higher layer is always drawn over a window in a lower layer. There is also a StaysOnTop flag which puts a window into the topmost layer (layer 6 by default). Normal windows are in layer 4 by default, and will be drawn beneath layer 6 windows. My .fvwm2rc file has this entry: Style "xarclock" Layer 5,NoTitle, ...


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The fvwm task bar seems to meet your requirements for a persistent display regardless of other windows. Position and many other variables can be tweaked to changed task bar behavior. From: http://www.fvwm.org/documentation/manpages/stable/FvwmTaskBar.php When started, the taskbar shows up as a single row of buttons filling the full width of the screen, ...


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You can use wmctrl for this, as example from the old linux mint mate forum, I think you also can use it in cinnamon: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,0,0,width,height This should work. If your screen is fullscreen you should use: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_horz,maximized_vert wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,0,0,width,height source: ...


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You might need to remove some maximization flags first: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,maximized_vert,maximized_horz;\ xdotool getactivewindow windowsize 500 1080 windowmove 1420 0;\ wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert


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Does this command work for you (uses wmctrl): dist500fromright=$((`xrandr | grep \* | awk '{print $1}' | sed 's/x.*$//'`-500));y=`xrandr | grep \* | awk '{print $1}' | sed 's/^.*x//'`;wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,maximized_vert && wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,$dist500fromright,0,500,$y Breakdown xrandr outputs a list of geometries and the * shows the ...


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Settings/Window Manager/Focus Automatically give Focus to newly created windows (off) Also Settings/Window Manager Tweaks/Focus Activate Focus Stealing Prevention (on) Honor standard ICCCM focus hint (off) When a window raises itself, (do nothing)


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In case you're using Compiz settings manager I was able to get focus to all new windows launched by setting (from the ccsm menu) General Options> Focus & Raise Behaviour>Focus Prevention Windows to Off



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