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Disable border only for splash screens

asked 2014-09-15 05:17:31 +0000

Andrzej gravatar image

updated 2014-09-19 06:15:33 +0000

Michael gravatar image

Currently windows with _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_SPLASH are considered floating. I would like to disable border for those windows, without disabling the border for other floating windows. How can I do that?

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answered 2014-09-15 05:40:17 +0000

Michael Rose gravatar image

updated 2014-09-19 06:16:53 +0000

Michael gravatar image

The command to change the border to a thin line around the window is border 1pixel

for_window [criteria] action runs action on all new windows that meet criteria

example for_window [window_role="^splash$"] border 1pixel may do it if not the entire list of criteria is available at

to find out the criteria for a given window you may run xprop from the terminal and click on said window and examine the output. This will tell you what criteria you want to match on. Note ^foo means starts with foo and foo$ means ends in foo.

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That’s a good general answer, but there is no criterion for the window type (yet), so you cannot match on the type being `_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_SPLASH`. Patches for that would be accepted, though.

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2014-09-19 06:19:07 +0000 )edit

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