Re: [wmii] How to move bar to top without covering windows

From: Bradey Honsinger <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:13:40 -0800

On 1/17/06, Charlie Law <> wrote:
> One question, though: I've managed to get the bar to display at the
> top of my screen, but I can't get the windows to open without
> covering the bar. This isn't a problem when the bar is at the bottom
> of the screen. I've played with config a good bit but haven't
> succeeded yet. Thanks in advance.

I just did this--it did take a little tinkering before I got it right:

$ diff -u /usr/local/etc/wmii-2.5/wmiirc ~/.wmii-2.5/wmiirc
--- /usr/local/etc/wmii-2.5/wmiirc 2006-01-13 14:14:05.114962016 -0800
+++ ~/.wmii-2.5/wmiirc 2006-01-13 17:38:33.000031000 -0800
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@
 barsucks $clab

 wmiir write /bar/expandable 2
-wmiir write /bar/geometry 0,south,east,$BAR_HEIGHT
+wmiir write /bar/geometry 0,north,east,$BAR_HEIGHT
 wmiir write /bar/ctl 'display 1'

@@ -115,7 +115,7 @@
 wmiir create /wm/default/client/'Gimp:*'/manage 0

 wmiir write /wm/default/frame/border-width $BORDER_WIDTH
-wmiir write /wm/default/page/size '0,0,east,south-'^$BAR_HEIGHT
+wmiir write /wm/default/page/size 0,$BAR_HEIGHT,east,south
 wmiir write /wm/event/client-update \
 'text=`{wmiir read /wm/page/sel/mode/sel/client/sel/name} \
 wmiir write /bar/'^$clab^'/data $"text'

The catch is that the new page size doesn't get re-applied to current
pages; you have to open a new page to see it. On existing pages, the
titlebar gets covered, as you noticed.

  - Bradey
Received on Wed Jan 18 2006 - 00:13:43 UTC

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