icewmhint - set IceWM hints by window class and instance
icewmhint CLASS.INSTANCE OPTION VALUE …
icewmhint is a utility for passing IceWM hints to icewm(1). icewm uses these hints for the first X11 client which is subsequently started. They take precedence over hints from the icewm-winoptions(1) file.
A hint is a triplet consisting of a class.instance, an IceWM winoption and its value. Multiple hints can be given per invocation of icewmhint.
The hints are communicated over the
_ICEWM_WINOPTHINT property on
the root window. icewmhint appends hints to this property, while
icewm removes the property after reading it.
icewmhint recognizes the following options:
Only one command option can be specified per invocation. If no command option is specified, argument parsing and processing is performed.
Print a brief usage statement to
stdout and exit.
Print the program version to
stdout and exit.
Print copying permissions to
stdout for the program and exit.
Specifies the X11 DISPLAY. If unspecified, defaults to $DISPLAY.
The following three arguments are required for each hint.
Specifies the ICCCM 2.0 WM_CLASS property in terms of resource class
and resource name separated by a period (
.). For example:
XTerm.xterm. Just the resource class or resource name without a dot
is also acceptable, like
Specifies the OPTION to affect.
Gives the VALUE for the option.
Multiple hints can be given.
General option arguments are normally associated with GNOME WinWM/WMH hints (except for the tray option argument).
Specifies the icon name for windows of CLASS.INSTANCE. NAME should be the name of the icon. icewm(1) will use its usual method to locate the icon. The default is the name provided by window manager hints.
Specifies the workspace on which a window of CLASS.INSTANCE will be initially placed. The default is the current workspace. WORKSPACE should be a workspace number counting from 0.
Specifies the initial geometry for windows of the given CLASS.INSTANCE. GEOMETRY must be a geometry that can be parsed by XParseGeometry(3). The default is the geometry provided by window manager hints.
The sorting order of task buttons and tray icons. The default value is zero. Increasing positive values go farther right, while decreasing negative values go farther left. The order option applies to the task pane, the tray pane and the system tray.
Set the _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY property if NUMBER is a value between 1 and 100. NUMBER is interpreted as percentage of maximum opaqueness.
The layer is a similar concept to the layer specified by GNOME/WMH and implied by NetWM/EWMH. It is in this case however specific to icewm(1).
This command option specifies the layer to be associated with a
CLASS.INSTANCE. The default is the
Normal layer. VALUE
is either a layer number or a symbolic layer name. Symbolic
layer names are:
Desktop (0) desktop window layer. Below (2) below normal windows. Normal (4) default window layer. OnTop (6) above normal windows. Dock (8) docks (panels and edge displays). AboveDock (10) above docks. Menu (12) above everything else.
Specifies the tray handling to be applied to windows with
CLASS.INSTANCE. This option is specific to icewm(1) and
_ICEWM_TRAY property associated with the window.
The default is
Ignore. VALUE can be an option number
or a symbolic name as follows:
Ignore (0) only in task list. Minimized (1) icon in tray, task list unminimized. Exclusive (2) only in tray, not in task list.
Specifies which functions are disabled or enabled (0/1) for windows with CLASS.INSTANCE. All functions have a default value of enabled (1) unless overridden by the application. The Motif-like functions are as follows:
fClose can be closed: (default: 1). fHide can be hidden: (default: 1). fMaximize can be maximized: (default: 1). fMinimize can be minimized: (default: 1). fMove can be moved: (default: 1). fResize can be resized: (default: 1). fRollup can be shaded: (default: 1).
Specifies which decorations are disabled or enabled (0/1) for windows with CLASS.INSTANCE. All decor options have a default value of enabled (1) unless overridden by the application. The Motif-like decorations are as follows:
dBorder has border: (default: 1). dClose has close button: (default: 1). dDepth has depth button: (default: 1). dHide has hide button: (default: 1). dMaximize has maximize button: (default: 1). dMinimize has minimize button: (default: 1). dResize has resize grips: (default: 1). dRollup has shade button: (default: 1). dSysMenu has window menu: (default: 1). dTitleBar has title bar: (default: 1).
Specifies which advanced features to be enabled/disabled (1/0) for windows with CLASS.INSTANCE. All advanced features have a default value of disabled (0) unless overridden by the application. The advanced features are as follows:
allWorkspaces on all workspaces. appTakesFocus let application take focus. doNotCover limits workspace if sticky. doNotFocus do not focus. forcedClose no close dialog. fullKeys provided more keys. ignoreNoFocusHint focus even no-input. ignorePagerPreview do not show in pager preview. ignorePositionHint place automatically. ignoreQuickSwitch not on quick switch. ignoreTaskBar not on task bar. ignoreUrgentHint ignore urgent hints. ignoreWinList not on window list. noFocusOnAppRaise no focus on raise. noFocusOnMap do not focus when mapped. noIgnoreTaskBar on task bar. nonICCCMconfigureRequest more configure requests. startFullscreen start full screen. startMaximized start maximized. startMaximizedHorz start maximized horizontal. startMaximizedVert start maximized vertical. startMinimized start minimized.
# Here is how to preload an invisible background process of chromium # on the fourth workspace which is only visible on the Window List. icewmhint Chromium-browser startMinimized 1 \ Chromium-browser workspace 3 \ Chromium-browser ignorePagerPreview 1 \ Chromium-browser ignorePositionHint 1 \ Chromium-browser ignoreTaskBar 1 \ Chromium-browser ignoreQuickSwitch 1 \ Chromium-browser ignoreUrgentHint 1 \ Chromium-browser noFocusOnAppRaise 1 chromium
icewmhint had no known bugs at the time of release. Please report bugs for current versions to the source code repository at Github.
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