Borderless windows

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How to make windows borderless.

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Add the following entry to your ~/.fluxbox/keys file:

  Mod4 t :ToggleDecor

Use the one above or choose another key combination (windows-key + t in this case).

You now have to reload the configuration with

  fluxbox menu -> reload config

After the reload your key combo is ready to work and you can toggle the window decoration on and off.


Per application (global)

If you want a specific application to be always borderless, then right click the window title to bring up the windowmenu. Go to the 'Remember' section and enable 'Save on close' and 'Decorations' Options.
Now use your keybinding to remove the window decorations. Closing the window will save the settings to your ~/.fluxbox/apps file. All aterms you open from now on will have no window decorations.


Per application (specific)

The previous way will be a global setting for one application. If you want for example your aterm with irssi running in it to be the borderless window BUT all other instances of the aterm show the window decoration normally, you need to set a name for this specific aterm. Most terminals use the "-name" switch for it:

   $ aterm -name irssiterm -e irssi

Applying the key-combination on that special aterm will create an entry in your apps file similar to this here:

   [app] (name=irssiterm) (class=Aterm)
     [Deco]        {NONE}
   [end]   

and it will ONLY apply for an app named "irssiterm" which you can force via the -name switch.


Global

You can also have all windows borderless by default, set

 session.screen0.defaultDeco: NONE

in the ~/.fluxbox/init file and reload the configuration.