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Most modern dekstops are EMWH compliant. You can use wmctrl to control those and the windows on them, e.g.: wmctrl -a <WIN> to activate a window by switching to its desktop and raising it (<WIN> can be various things, by default a string match on the window title, see the wmctrl man page).


It is as simple as this: xdotool getactivewindow getwindowname Good luck hope it works for you!


Detecting windows on the current desktop, and resizing them can both be done using wmctrl To list all the windows you can use: wmctrl -l A quick example to resize the current active window to a size of 500 x 500 at position 0 0 would be: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,0,0,500,500 Finally, if you want to get the current screen size to help with your tiling ...


There is screen to do that with (virtual) terminal applications, and there is xpra for X11.

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