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How to make a window floating without a visible name?

asked 2015-09-07 06:48:21 +0000

Crounus gravatar image

Hello everbody,

I'm working since 2 months with i3 and I'm really happy so far. Only one thing / issue left to resolve for me ...

I'm a programmer and do stuff for Android as well. Therefore I'm useing the "Android Studio" which is based on IntelliJ. Android Studio comes with an built-in emulator to test Apps. The emulators pops up when I click on "run" and /or "debuging". The emulator window is very small in width and normally I would be able to move this window aside to the Android Studio so that I can still see my code but on i3 it pops up right in the middle of the screen which means I can't read my code while debuging.

Normally I would go into my i3 config file and set the emulator window floating with "title" or "class" option but this time I don't know the title of the window, because it's not shown in the top bar of i3 (window list).

Is there any other way to determine the name / class of this window? Could I go with a "ps" output?

Best regards Crounus

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answered 2015-09-08 12:15:15 +0000

Crounus gravatar image

Thank you very much. Indeed, this gives me the required information.

Anyway, I figured out, that the window top frame was out of the visible area of the screen. Therefore I hold down the meta key + clicked and hold with the mouse within the emulator window. With this action I was able to move the window around and I found out, that the window is already floating ... but good to know what do next time if this happens again ;)

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answered 2015-09-07 20:33:47 +0000

oberon gravatar image

xprop should give you the required information :)

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