Package Details: openbox-multihead-git 7460.4e7c884-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: openbox-multihead-git
Description: A window manager for the X11 windowing system with multihead support
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: openbox, openbox-git
Provides: openbox, openbox-git
Submitter: burntsushi
Maintainer: dustball
Last Packager: dustball
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.011067
First Submitted: 2011-08-11 21:36
Last Updated: 2015-08-08 12:40

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burntsushi commented on 2015-03-15 13:26

@alaricljs - I don't know what `meld` is. Just add my fork (or your fixed fork) as a remote in your `openbox` fork and do `git merge`. Not preserving the history of your forbears is bad juju IMO. Can you otherwise just put a link in the `README.MULTIHEAD` somewhere?

alaricljs commented on 2015-03-14 19:48

@burntsushi I have no clue how to do that (git wise...) I manually modified my clone of openbox master using meld.

I'll gladly attribute you any way you want, there was nothing in the actual files aside from 1-2 comments w/ your initials.

burntsushi commented on 2015-03-14 12:54

@alaricljs - I think it would be courteous to preserve the commit history of my fork in alaricljs/openbox or at least mention where you got the patch from.

alaricljs commented on 2015-03-14 06:26

openbox has nearly everything I'm looking for and I have some time to hack on it... so :)

anyhow, also did multihead vs openbox HEAD/trunk/whatever I'm supposed to call it.

burntsushi commented on 2015-03-13 16:07

@alaricljs - That's great! And you're right---I moved on to my own WM that is basically "Openbox meets Xmonad":

alaricljs commented on 2015-03-13 16:03

If anyone is interested I've forked burntsushi's fork and pulled it up to openbox 3.5.2: There's a PKGBUILD in arch-linux/

@burntsushi, didn't issue a pull request as you did not seem interested in continuing with openbox.

orschiro commented on 2014-04-09 04:31


Thanks! This looks very promising. I will have a look how I can move from Openbox to Wingo!

burntsushi commented on 2014-04-08 23:42

Unfortunately I'm not actively maintaining it any more. I instead made a new window manager called Wingo that is similar to Openbox, but has dynamic workspaces, automatic tiling and, as in openbox-multihead, proper multihead support. It's in the AUR: --- There's also a thread for it:

orschiro commented on 2014-04-08 22:25

Hi there,

I would love to try this modification to have proper dual-monitor support. That is, an external monitor or presenter mapped to desktop 2.

Is this package still up to date and does it fetch the latest updates from Openbox?


unksi commented on 2013-11-17 17:09

Apparently the package 'docbook-to-man' does not exist anymore, which is a build dependency for this package. The package builds fine when you change this dependency to point at 'docbook2x'.

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