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The role of an X11 window manager is quite complex. First, learn more about X core protocol and X architecture. Then read EWMH if you need to understand the conventional roles of WMs (also known and respected by X11 toolkits like GTK, Qt, etc...). Even single-application but multiple-windows (e.g. popups) programs practically need some WM Then you could ...


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You need xfce4-session, or else your desktop will not run properly (yes, I'm serious). Are you running xfwm4? Do you have a saved session? Is xfsettingsd running? Oh, and don't use Xfce4.8 anymore. It's horrible outdated and does things the wrong way (like thunar-vfs).


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I can't provide the information you requested in a comment, so here goes: Hardware $ sudo lshw -C system bedroom-gentoo description: Desktop Computer product: M68M-S2P () vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 vsyscall32 configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop ...


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I was looking for the same thing and for the same reason. Ended up spending too much time on this, with this 70 line script. How does it work? start the script click the window you want to set a title and enter the title you want Then it will start a loop in the background, check every 3 seconds, and set the title if it changes. Warning: don't run ...


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Well, thanks to @Basile's comment, I learned a lot and came up with following working sample: #!/usr/bin/python3 import Xlib import Xlib.display disp = Xlib.display.Display() root = disp.screen().root NET_WM_NAME = disp.intern_atom('_NET_WM_NAME') NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW = disp.intern_atom('_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW') ...


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I just found arandr. Here is a screenshot:



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