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NAME

       fluxbox-apps - per-window attribute configuration for fluxbox(1)

SYNOPSIS

       ~/.fluxbox/apps

SYNTAX

       Variable parameters are shown in emphasis: argument

       All other characters shown are required verbatim. Whitespace is only required to delimit
       words, but it is fine to add more whitespace.

DESCRIPTION

       It is possible to force an application to always have the same dimensions, position, and
       other settings when it is first launched. These settings are saved in the ‘apps’ file.

       Most simple settings can be saved using the “Remember...” submenu of the window menu,
       which can usually be opened with a right-click on the titlebar. More advanced features
       require manually editing the ‘apps’ file. This may include using GROUP SECTIONS to set up
       automatic window tab groups.

       You do not need to “reload” fluxbox after editing the apps file, the changes should be
       rescanned when the next window is opened.

       The file is made up of two main types of sections, apps and groups, detailed below.

APP SECTIONS

       [app] sections provide settings for individual application windows.

       These sections begin with a line of the format

           [app] (pattern) {count}

       The pattern can be one or more patterns which match windows. For more details, see CLIENT
       PATTERNS. If you specify more than one pattern, they must ALL match for the settings to be
       applied.

       The {count} is optional. If specified, then the entry will only match at most that many
       windows at any time. If omitted, the default is to apply the settings to all matching
       windows.

       This opening [apps] line is followed by any number of settings for the application. See
       SETTINGS for more details.

       Each of these sections ends with the single line

           [end]

GROUP SECTIONS

       The primary purpose of [group] sections is to group windows together. All windows in a
       group will be tabbed together automatically.

       These sections begin with a line of the format

           [group] (pattern)

       Where the pattern item is optional. If specified, this pattern must match for the group to
       take effect. It is common to use non-window-specific patterns such as (workspace) here.
       See CLIENT PATTERNS for more details.

       This is followed by any number of [app] lines. These have a similar format to the [app]
       section detailed above in APP SECTIONS, but do not contain any settings and do not have an
       associated [end] line.

       Like this

           [app] (pattern)

       This section may also contain settings that are applied to every window in the group. See
       the SETTINGS section for details.

       As with [app] sections, each of these sections ends with the single line

           [end]

SETTINGS

       These settings may be stored in the ‘apps’ file. A settings line must appear inside either
       an [app] or [group] section.

       The general format is

           [setting] {value}

       All allowed values are described below, except for bool which can simply have the value
       yes or no, which enables or disables the associated setting, respectively.

       [Workspace] {number}
           Forces the application to open on the number workspace specified. Workspaces are set
           by number, beginning with 0.

       [Jump] {bool}
           Changes the active workspace to the remembered one when the application is opened.
           This is only useful when used in conjunction with [Workspace]. See EXAMPLES.

       [Head] {number}
           Forces the application to open on the number head specified (Xinerama only).

       [Layer] {number}
           Specify the layer to open the window on (by number). Each layer has a number. The
           named ones are: 2-AboveDock, 4-Dock, 6-Top, 8-Normal, 10-Bottom, 12-Desktop.

       [Dimensions] {width[%] height[%]}
           Opens the application with the specified width and height, in pixels. If the value is
           given in percent, then the window size will be based on the current screen’s size.

       [Position] (anchor) {X[%] Y[%]}
           Position the application at a particular spot. By default the upper-left corner is
           placed at screen coordinates (X,Y). If you specify an anchor, say BottomRight, then
           the lower-right corner of the window is positioned (X,Y) pixels from the lower-right
           corner of the screen. If the value is given in percent, then the coordinates will be
           based on the current screen’s size.

           anchor may be set to one of:

               TopLeft Left BottomLeft Top Center Bottom TopRight Right BottomRight

       [Deco] {value}

           Specify the decoration state. There are several predefined value sets:

               NORMAL
                   Standard decorations

               NONE
                   No decorations

               BORDER
                   Like NONE except keep the X window border

               TAB
                   Like BORDER except keep external tabs (if enabled)

               TINY
                   Titlebar with only an iconify button

               TOOL
                   Titlebar only

               The value may also be a bitmask for finer-grained control. The bits are, from
               (1<<0) to (1<<10): Titlebar, Handle/Grips, Border, Iconify Button, Maximize
               Button, Close Button, Menu Button, Sticky Button, Shade Button, External Tabs,
               Focus Enabled.

       [Shaded] {bool}
           Whether the window is Shaded (rolled-up) or not.

       [Tab] {bool}
           Whether the window has tabs enabled.

       [FocusNewWindow] {bool}
           If enabled, a new window will grab X focus as soon as it is opened. If disabled, a new
           window will not grab X focus as soon as it is opened.

       [FocusHidden] {bool}
           If enabled, the window will not appear in NextWindow/PrevWindow lists.

       [IconHidden] {bool}
           If enabled, the window will not appear in the icon area of the toolbar.

       [Hidden] {bool}
           A shortcut for setting both FocusHidden and IconHidden at the same time.

       [Sticky] {bool}
           Specify if an application should be sticky (shown on all workspaces) or not.

       [Minimized] {bool}
           Application should start minimized

       [Maximized] {value}

           Application should start maximized. value may be:

               yes
                   Fully maximized

               horz
                   Horizontally maximized

               vert
                   Vertically maximized

               no
                   Not maximized

       [Fullscreen] {bool}
           Application should start in fullscreen mode (fully maximized without any decorations).

       [Close] {bool}
           Save settings on close. By default, application settings are not updated when a window
           is closed.

       [Alpha] {value [value]}
           Set the alpha value for this window. If two values are given, they correspond to the
           focused and unfocused transparency, respectively. One number only will be used for
           both values.  value is an integer between 0 and 255.

CLIENT PATTERNS

       A pattern looks like this

           ([propertyname[!]=]regexp) ...

       Match definitions are enclosed in parentheses (...), and if no propertyname is given then
       Name is assumed. The regexp can contain any regular expression, or the special value
       [current], which matches the corresponding value of the currently focused window. See
       regex(7) for more information on acceptable regular expressions.

       propertyname is not case sensitive, whereas the regexp is.

       If you specify multiple (pattern) arguments, this implies an AND condition - All specified
       patterns must match.

       You can use = to test for equality or != to test for inequality.

       The following values are accepted for propertyname

           Name
               A string, corresponding to the CLASSNAME property (The first field of WM_CLASS
               from the output of the xprop(1) utility).

           Class
               A string, corresponding to the CLASSCLASS property (The second field of WM_CLASS
               from the output of the xprop(1) utility).

           Title
               A string, corresponding to the window title (WM_NAME from xprop(1)).

           Role
               A string, corresponding to the ROLE property (WM_WINDOW_ROLE from xprop(1)).

           Transient
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is transient (typically, a popup
               dialog) or not.

           Maximized
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is maximized or not.

           MaximizedHorizontal
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is maximized horizontally or
               not.

           MaximizedVertical
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is maximized vertically or not.

           Minimized
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is minimized (iconified) or not.

           Fullscreen
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is fullscreen or not.

           Shaded
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is shaded or not.

           Stuck
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window is sticky (on all workspaces) or
               not.

           FocusHidden
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window has asked to be left off the
               focus list (or, the alt-tab list), or not.

           IconHidden
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window has asked to be left off the
               icon list (or, the taskbar), or not.

           Urgent
               Either yes or no, depending on whether the window has the urgent hint set.

           Workspace
               A number corresponding to the workspace number to which the window is attached.
               The first workspace here is 0. You may also use [current] to match the currently
               visible workspace.

           WorkspaceName
               A string corresponding to the name of the workspace to which the window is
               attached.

           Head
               The number of the display head to which the window is attached. You may match this
               against the special value [mouse] which refers to the head where the mouse pointer
               currently resides.

           Layer
               The string name of the window’s layer, which is one of AboveDock, Dock, Top,
               Normal, Bottom, Desktop

           Screen
               The number of the currently used screen. If the setup of the running xserver
               involves independent screens (not Xinerama), the $DISPLAY environment contains
               something like :0.1 or :1.0. The part after the dot (.) is the number of the
               screen.

           @XPROP
               A string, corresponding to any xproperty (Use either the xprop(1) utility or the
               SetXProp command to set a xproperty to a window)

       Matches any windows with the CLASSNAME of "xterm".

           (xterm)

       Matches any windows with the same CLASSNAME as the currently focused window.

           (Name=[current])

       Matches any windows on the same head as the mouse but on a different layer than the
       currently focused window.

           (Head=[mouse]) (Layer!=[current])

       Matches any windows having a xproperty named FOO with "bar" in it.

           (@FOO=.*bar.*)

FILES

       ~/.fluxbox/apps
           This is the default location for the application settings.

RESOURCES

       session.appsFile: location
           This may be set to override the location of the application settings.

EXAMPLES

       Here are some interesting and/or useful examples you can do with your apps file.

           # Put the first two windows which end with 'term' on workspace 1
           [app] (name=.*[tT]erm) {2}
             [Workspace]   {1}
           [end]

           # Center kate with a specific size, and update these values when the window is
           # closed.
           [app] (name=kate)
             [Dimensions]  {1022 747}
             [Position]    (CENTER) {0 0}
             [Close]       {yes}
           [end]

           # When starting konqueror, jump to workspace 1 first and start it there.
           [app] (name=konqueror)
             [Workspace]   {1}
             [Jump]        {yes}
           [end]

           # start all aterm without decorations
           [app] (name=aterm)
             [Deco]        {NONE}
           [end]

           # a group with the gimp dock and toolbox
           # appears on layer 4 (bottom)
           [group]
             [app] (name=gimp) (role=gimp-dock)
             [app] (name=gimp) (role=gimp-toolbox)
             [Layer]       {4}
           [end]

AUTHORS

       ·   Jim Ramsay <i.am at jimramsay com> (>fluxbox-1.0.0)

       ·   Curt Micol <asenchi at asenchi com> (>fluxbox-0.9.11)

       ·   Tobias Klausmann <klausman at users sourceforge net> (⟨fluxbox-0.9.11)

       ·   Grubert <grubert at users sourceforge net> (fluxbox)

       ·   Matthew Hawkins <matt at mh dropbear id au> (blackbox)

       ·   Wilbert Berendsen <wbsoft at xs4all nl> (blackbox)

SEE ALSO

       fluxbox(1) xprop(1) regex(7)

AUTHOR

       Jim Ramsay <i.am@jimramsay.com>
           Author.