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

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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: None
Last Packager: dustball
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-08-11 21:36
Last Updated: 2015-08-08 12:40

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phunni commented on 2017-07-25 12:35

For some reason, this tries to update every single time I run an update on AUR packages...

burntsushi commented on 2017-01-13 11:41

@zeratul - openbox-multihead isn't maintained. I don't recommend using it. It is a *fork*, which means you *shouldn't* also have openbox installed. If you want independent desktops, I'd recommend either wingo or awesome or i3 or xmonad. As for Ubuntu and desktop environments, you're on your own. (I use Wingo, which I wrote, without any desktop environment on Archlinux.) Finally, this really isn't the place for this kind of support.

zeratul commented on 2017-01-13 10:05

Hello @alaricljs,

I have been a big fan of multihead window manager and I have been scouring the internet on how to do it in Ubuntu 16.04. And just came to realize that they are not supporting it anymore, until I bumped into you and @burntsushi's work.

If you don't mind, I would like to ask for your kind help and would like to ask the following questions:
1.) Is there a how to install document/guide for this package?
1.1.) Do I need to install the regular openbox package before this?
2.) Will this work on Ubuntu 16.04?
3.) What Desktop environment will this work?

I hope you guys bear with me since I am a bit noob with Linux configuration =).

Thanks a lot guys.

- zeratul

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!