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3.5.2

  • Fix crash in theme rendering code, and in theme parsing code.
  • Maximize windows without borders to fill the whole screen, don't leave a one-pixel empty space. (Bug #5996)

3.5.1

  • New translations: Afrikaans, Belarusian, Interlingua, Hebrew, Romanian, Greek.
  • Updated translations: Italian, Serbian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, German, Arabic, Polish, Dutch, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Estonian.
  • SVG icon support. This is optional, depending on librsvg being installed.
  • Allow application rules to control window size with a new <size> tag.
  • Allow application rules to pick a monitor for new windows without forcing a position.
  • Allow non-interactive focus cycling with a new <interactive> tag.
  • New LeastOverlap window placement policy replaces the old default behaviour. It finds a place on a given monitor that overlaps as few windows as possible. Contributed by Ian Zimmerman.
  • Improved Xinerama behaviour.
  • Correctly interface with latest gnome-session for Gnome/Openbox X sessions.
  • Allow third-party control of window opacity in compositing managers.
  • Improved themeing options. Contributed by Dave Foster.
  • Add <monitor>, <title type="regex">, <title type="exact"> and <activedesktop> options to If action.
  • Addresses bugs #4661, #5506, #5186, #5758, #5410, #5228, #5277, #5731, #5746, #5737, #5419, #5721, #5711, #5385, #5500, #4992, #5443, #5518, #5444, #4782, #5237, #5228, #5173, #5203, #5246, #5180, #5179, #5150, #5132, #4937, #4889, #5253, #3769, #5819, #5811, #5081, #5426 among others.

3.5.0

  • New alt-tab dialog shows windows in a vertical list.
  • Improved Xinerama support.
  • Allow icons in menus.
  • Theme options for prompt dialogs (osd.button.unpressed.*, osd.button.pressed.*, osd.button.focused.*)
  • Addresses bug #4877, #4596, #4617, #4752, #4663, #4662, #4586, #2319, #4341, #4519, #4543, #4503, #4355, #4072, #3702, #4284
  • Lots of additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

3.4.11.2

  • Updated Estonian and Portuguese translations.
  • Fix a rare crash involving moving fullscreen windows to different monitors
  • Fix a more common crash involving pressing right in a menu

3.4.11.1

  • Updated Polish translation.
  • Fixed bug #4519 (Incorrect focus in reused windows).
  • Lower the default submenu open/hide delay from 200ms to 100ms.
  • Fix some more problems with gnome integration.
  • Update Clearlooks theme.
  • Some other small fixes.

3.4.11

  • Update Hungarian, Japanese, and Latvian translations.
  • Make xdg-autostart use the OPENBOX environment by default, so you can use OnlyShowIn=OPENBOX in an autostart .desktop and it will work as expected.
  • Don't close the menu when you hold control and execute something.
  • Fix bug #4503 (Adjust who shows up in the Alt-Tab list using SKIP_TASKBAR).
  • Fix flickering window when moving maximized window between monitors of different sizes.
  • Fix bug #4355 (Allow multiple escaped _'s in a menu label and allow a menu shortcut to come after an escaped _).
  • Remember the maximized state of a window when it goes fullscreen, and restore it when leaving fullscreen state.
  • Fix bug #4072 (Openbox is stopped by terminal applications writing to stdout).
  • Fix bug #4492 (Mistake in openbox-gnome-session check while setting up).
  • Fix obxprop to make --root and --id work correctly.
  • Add _OB_APP_ROLE/CLASS/NAME/TYPE properties (replaces _OB_ROLE/CLASS/NAME).
  • Make the focus cycling popup dynamic when windows appear/disappear.
  • Fix bug #4411 (Crash when window appears during focus cycling).
  • Allow the user to specify which properties should be shown by obxprop.
  • Fix tilde expansion in the Execute action
  • Make Home and End keys move to the top/bottom of the active menu.
  • Use the submenuShowDelay when navigating menus with the keyboard.

3.4.10

  • Improve keyboard navigation in Openbox menus.
  • Add a --root option and a manpage for obxprop.
  • Use a negative value for submenuShowDelay and submenuHideDelay to cause an infinite delay. This means you have to click to show a submenu, rather than just hover over it.
  • Improved code for submenu show/hide delay. Added the submenuHideDelay config file option, under the "menu" section.
  • Fixed bug #4464 (Typo in openbox-gnome-session script).
  • Fixed bug #4436 (Focusing a window used to stop focus cycling).
  • Renamed obprop to obxprop due to collision with Open Babel (See bug #4419).

3.4.9

  • Allow focus to move while inside an Openbox menu, or during an interactive action such as window cycling.
  • Fixed bug #3717 (Empty dock interfered with move/grow to edge actions).
  • Fixed bug #4411 (Crash when switching desktops and window cycling).
  • Fixed bug #4377 (Window resistance against struts).
  • Fixed bug #4035 (Prevent focus from moving under the mouse after activating a window with an Openbox menu.
  • Correct the value provided by the _NET_WORKAREA hint, so desktop icons will place across all monitors.
  • Don't hide submenus immediately when moving through the parent menu. (Resolves request #3762).
  • Fix for showing Openbox menus with multiple monitors, don't restrict them to the monitor where the mouse is.
  • Fixed bug #4023 (Allow the user to have multiple keys which perform the same function in Openbox menus/move/resize. E.g. two keys which are both bound to Escape.
  • Add a new obprop tool, which can be used to read the _OB_ROLE, _OB_NAME, and _OB_CLASS (as well as any other UTF-8 window properties) off of a window.
  • Add _OB_ROLE, _OB_NAME, and _OB_CLASS hints on each window that show the respective values for use in the rc.xml applications section, to modify the window when it appears.
  • Improve Openbox interoperability with gnome-session >= 2.24.
  • Fixed bug #4040 (Remove desktop hints set by gdm in the openbox-session scripts, so that Openbox can set the number of desktops (assuming gnome-settings-daemon doesn't first)).
  • Fix a bug in xdg-autostart preventing some .desktop files from working.
  • Show the desktop pager popup on the primary monitor instead of on all monitors.
  • Add a new primaryMonitor config option, which is where Openbox popups will appear. Defaults to a fixed monitor, but can be made to behave as before with the "active" value for it.
  • Correct edge detection for move/grow to edge to properly use monitor edges for multi-monitor setups.
  • Change default window placement policy to stay on the active monitor for multi-monitor setups.
  • Fixed bug #1149 (Crash with some window icon sizes).
  • Respond to all strut changes, fixes moving/hiding panels.
  • Fix internal code to focus windows on other desktops correctly (Fixes bug #4413).
  • Focus correctness fixups for switching desktops.
  • Fixed bug #4373 (Decoration bug for shaded maximized windows).
  • Fixed bug #4350 (Allow a window to be made skip_taskbar but still get focused by the user's rc.xml).
  • Fixed bug #4307 (Set a minimum time for screenEdgeWarpTime).
  • Fixed bug #4253 (Support for Solaris in openbox-session scripts).
  • Fixed bug #3851 (Allow transient windows to be above helper windows).

3.4.8

  • Updated translations: Slovak, Italian, Croatian, Ukrainian.
  • Allow windows to change their decorations at any time (Fix for Google Chrome).
  • Make openbox-session to respect the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable.
  • Fixed bug #4344 where borders were given to windows that should not have them.
  • Merge the SessionLogout and Exit actions. They now test if connected to a session manager and ask it to exit if so, or simply kill Openbox if not.
  • Further tweaks to the _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message handling. Use the same logic for focus-stealing as is used when mapping a new window.
  • Don't go out of our way any more to prevent focus from moving while the keyboard is grabbed.
  • Fix openbox-gnome-session when using gnome-session > 2.22.
  • When resizing a window while focus cycling with bar=no, the bar no longer reappears.
  • Correctly handle shaped windows using the ShapeInput kind, this is used by many composited apps to pass through clicks in their transparent areas.
  • Fix the <monitor> per-app setting.
  • Avoid using anonymous unions.
  • Windows that had their decorations removed by per-app settings were still placed as if they still had their decorations.
  • Fix event handling not to ignore events on a window when they have an unmap event in the queue, if that unmap event doesn't cause the window to be unmanaged.
  • Show the desktop switch on every monitor in xinerama.
  • Fix interpretation of struts in xinerama where the screens have different sizes.
  • Add "next" and "prev" as possible <monitor> targets in the moveto and resizeto actions.
  • Allow escaping the _ used to mark the shortcut character in menu labels. You can now change the (first) _ in a label to __, this will be displayed as a single underscore. The rest of the _ in the string will be unaffected, so only double the first one.
  • Only replace ~ with the home directory when it is preceded by whitespace or is at the start of the string, and when it is followed by a space, slash, or the end of the string. This is implemented with GRegex, and so the required glib version has been bumped to 2.14.
  • Some other small fixes.

3.4.8-rc1

  • Updated translations: Basque, Catalan, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Russian.
  • New translations: Danish, Turkish, Lithuanian.
  • Set the _MOTIF_WM_INFO atom so urxvt uses motif hints for borderless mode.
  • Properly escape the xml used in session files.
  • Correct a 64-bit issue related to comparing timestamps.
  • There is a sneaky sentence right at the end of a big paragraph in the wm-spec document that says windows mapping with _NET_WM_USER_TIME=0 should not be focused initially, honor this request.
  • When moving a window to another desktop with following on, bring the window's helper windows (for example gimp image windows with the toolbox set to utility window).
  • Change the _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW messages again, if they originate from the app and the window is on another desktop, just set the demands_attention flag. If the event came from the user (ie pager/panel), then the window is still moved to the current desktop.


3.4.7.2

  • The system I used to generate the dist tarball didn't have the docbook-to-man command so the manpages were empty.

3.4.7.1

  • Not to be outdone by the cairo team, I introduced a bug in the last release which made resizing not give any feedback. This is now fixed.

3.4.7

  • Fully updated Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, French, Hungarian, Norwegian, Vietnamese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Portuguese translations
  • Partially updated Spanish translation
  • Add an example of the "force" option for the per-app placement options to the default rc.xml file
  • Add a new xdg-autostart script. This will eventually end up in the PyXDG distribution hopefully, but it is included in Openbox for now. This script runs things based on the freedesktop.org autostart specification. You can have it run GNOME, KDE, ROX, or XFCE specific things if you want. The new default system-wide autostart.sh script runs it automatically
  • Update the default menu.xml to include a lot of common apps
  • Fix white font shadows (negative shadowtint)
  • Update the autostart.sh to find gnome-settings-daemon correctly, as the GNOME people have moved it to libexec
  • Fix focus possibly getting stolen when using the Focus action
  • Drastically speed up rendering of Vertical and SplitVertical gradients
  • Speed improvements also for Horizonal and Pyramid gradients
  • Add new theme options, menu.overlap.x and menu.overlap.y options, that let you independently control the horizontal and vertical position of submenus
  • Change _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW messages to not change the current desktop, but to bring the window to the current desktop instead. This is the industry standard policy
  • Use the pretty new openbox.png icon as the default window icon
  • Allow matching per-application rules to windows by their window type (normal, dialog, splash, etc). The default rc.xml has more details
  • Add new Openbox-themed prompt windows. Use these prompt windows to ask before killing off windows that aren't responding. This also means we don't need to ping every window constantly forever
  • Add a new <prompt> option to the Execute action. If this is set to a string, a dialog will be shown with that string in it and "yes"/"no" buttons. The command to be executed will only be run if the user selects "yes" in the dialog
  • Add a new <prompt> option to the Exit action, which is a boolean (not a string). When true, Openbox will show a dialog confirming if you want to exit. The default is to show the prompt
  • Reduce Openbox's memory footprint and speed up rendering through the use of a new icon cache, so that Openbox only needs to keep 1 copy of an icon when 100 different windows share it
  • Make Openbox menus have the "menu type" hint for compositors to see and use
  • Fix the MoveResizeTo action for negative coords (opposite edges)
  • Fix key bindings getting lost if multiple bindings at the same level could not be translated (Fixes VMWare causing Openbox keybindings to stop working)
  • Fix the resize popup box for terminal windows with a base size of 0 (show the right size values for urxvt terminals)
  • Fix some off-by-one bugs with the edge growing/shrinking code
  • Add new theme options for menu line separators: menu.separator.color, menu.separator.width, menu.separator.padding.width, menu.separator.padding.height
  • Add xfce-mcs-manager to the default autostart.sh, and run it automatically when gnome-settings-daemon is not present to have GTK apps inherit settings from the XFCE configuration tools
  • Make the send-to-desktop menu in the client-menu indicate which is the current desktop for omnipresent windows, and don't close it if just toggling omni-presence when ctrl-clicking
  • Add a new SessionLogout action that logs out through the session manager, when running Openbox within a session manager such as within an GNOME/Openbox or KDE/Openbox session. The action includes a <prompt> option which is similar to the Exit action's
  • Add a new gdm-control command that lets you control gdm from within an X session. The gdm-control lets you change GDM's behaviour for when you end the current session. For instance, you can tell GDM to reboot, and then immediately log out of the current session, and the computer will be rebooted
  • Show an information dialog when an error occurs for Openbox, such as when the Execute action fails or when XML syntax errors are present in the configuration files
  • When making a window very narrow, don't draw buttons to the right of the title on top of the ones on its left.

3.4.6.1

  • Updated Clearlooks theme
  • Add the force="yes/no" option for the per-app settings' <position> tag
  • Raise and focus modal children and their direct parents together, improved usability with direct modal transient windows
  • Fix crash when using <raise> for NextWindow and there are no windows to move focus to
  • Add the <manageDesktops> option in the rc.xml <menu> section, which toggles the "Manage Desktops" section appearing in the combined-client-list-menu
  • Fix for menu headers showing the wrong text
  • Fix for the <focusLast> behavior
  • Treat modal direct children as one window with their parent consistently

3.4.6

  • Added Basque translation
  • Updated French, Vietnamese German, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Brasilian Portuguese, Norwegian, and Finnish translations
  • New Clearlooks theme, updated by David Barr
  • Updated the previous Clearlooks theme, and renamed it to Clearlooks-3.4
  • Allow dialog type windows to go fullscreen (Fixes Kpdf)
  • Remove the extraneous top border for undecorated windows while maximized
  • Fixes for keyboard modifiers (Alt-tab dialog getting stuck on screen for some users)
  • Automatically catch changes to the keyboard map and reconfigure the key bindings on the fly
  • Fix focus moving incorrectly sometimes with focus under mouse enabled
  • Make default configuration focus the desktop when you right click
  • Add the <bar> and <raise> options for all window cycling actions, allowing you to have your target window temporarily raised above all others, and to turn the focus target indicator bar off
  • Improve the LastDesktop action to not remember desktops you skipped across
  • Ignore mouse clicks that are made on override-redirect (unmanaged) windows
  • When opening a menu with a key binding, don't use the key binding to run something in the menu
  • Add a <monitor> option for window placement, which gives you the option to place new windows on the active monitor, or the monitor where the mouse is, instead of on any monitor (for xinerama multihead setups)
  • Add options for placing the window move/resize coordinate popu window in a fixed position on screen, rather than relative to the window being moved or resized
  • Prevent the dock from auto-hiding completely offscreen if the theme has no borders for it
  • New icon
  • Fix race condition when running things that want to grab the keyboard (e.g. gnome-panel-control --main-menu)
  • When dialog windows ask to not appear in the taskbar, still give them focus in normal ways (fixes new GNOME session logout dialogs)
  • Fix bug with resizing corners on certain parts of the window frame
  • Ping applications to tell when they are running or have become frozen. Show a [Not Responding] message in the title bar of windows which are frozen.
  • When closing a window which is [Not Responding], kill the window's process if it is running on the same machine as Openbox. Otherwise, just disconnect the window from the X display. A second attempt to close a [Not Responding] window will kill it forcefully (kill -9).
  • Fixes for internal timers
  • Add a <wmclass> option for the execute action's startup-notification. This lets you tell Openbox that the application will map a window with the specified class - for applications that do not support startup-notification natively.
  • Fix for empty dock taking up space onscreen after a reconfigure
  • Reduce Openbox's additional memory footprint per-window and per-menu
  • Faster horizontal gradient rendering
  • Don't deiconify windows that aren't allowed to be directly iconified on restart (eg toolbars), as they can be iconified by other means
  • Improve support for fullscreen windows in xinerama (TwinView) and multiple-screen setups
  • Add a --config-file command line option, to specify an alternate configuration file path

3.4.5

  • Added Hungarian translation
  • Updated Finnish, Russian, German and French translations
  • Fixed some very minor memory leaks
  • Hide the desktop popup when showing the focus popup
  • Fix a crash when trying to access the More... menu of client-list-combined-menu
  • Fix the coordinate popup only showing up on the first monitor in xinerama
  • Add --exit to exit the currently running openbox instance

3.4.4

  • Updated Traditional Chinese translation
  • Updated Norwegian translation
  • Fix for MoveToEdge skipping edges sometimes
  • Let you specify the vertical and horizontal padding independently in themes
  • Fix so that if you select an omnipresent window on another desktop in the client list menus, it will go to that desktop
  • Make the GrowToEdge action shrink once there is no more room to grow, similar to in 3.4.2, but shrinking to edges as well
  • Move the Send To and Layers submenus to the top of the client menu
  • Fix race causing omnipresent windows to lose focus when switching desktops very quickly
  • Don't focus new windows on other desktops if they aren't related to the currently focused window
  • Add corner resizing areas in the inner client border (Fixes themes such as Onyx)
  • New focus stealing prevention that is smart and not intrusive and not annoying
  • Revert a small change in 3.4.3 that caused windows to be placed funny in Smart placement when there was a dock or something on the side of the screen
  • Show a notification when switching desktops
  • Fix for delayed focus-follows-mouse interrupting move/resize or menus
  • Make screen edge warp keep warping without having the move the mouse 1 pixel
  • Fix for resizing terminals in the top/left sides getting a little confused
  • Fix to keep oldschool (Non-EWMH) fullscreen windows from being moved and resized inside of the struts (Fixes Acroread)
  • Accept the <command> option for the Restart command, similar to the Execute action
  • Don't make clicking on dock apps sometimes act like clicking on the root window (Don't propogate button events up)
  • Fix a bug introduced in 3.4.3 which caused the Windows key as a modifier for bindings to not work properly
  • Let windows skip across monitors in a Xinerama setup when using MoveToEdge or Shift-arrow in an interactive move
  • Make move and resize take the dock into account for resistance
  • Raise new windows when it makes sense, when they aren't being focused
  • Change default config to use click events for mouse wheel bindings instead of presses

3.4.3

  • Add Ukrainian translation
  • Updated translations:
    • Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Italian, Estonian, German, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Finnish, Czech, Arabic, Spanish, Swedish, French
  • Improve focus fallback - don't fallback to windows you can't focus cycle (Alt-Tab) to
  • Don't show the client border for undecorated windows when keepBorder is on, just the outer border
  • Some improvements in the smart placement to help it find a place more often. This needs more work still.
  • Don't focus windows that appear under the mouse in mouse-focus mode unless underMouse is enabled
  • Don't move focus when the window under the pointer iconifies unless underMouse is enabled
  • Respect min/max window sizes when a window is fullscreened or maximized. This fixes problems experienced with maximizing vnc windows
  • Don't XUngrabKeyboard unless we need to
  • Correct calculations for the menu header width, so that they are not ellipsized unnecessarily
  • Advanced support for partial struts. When you maximize a window it will now only use the struts it needs to. This can greatly improve Xinerama functionality.
  • Fixes for how the dock is placed in certain positions on screen (off by 1 errors)
  • New default bindings:
    • don't unshade when clicking on the titlebar
    • raise when unshading with the scrollwheel
    • lower when shading with the scrollwheel
  • Don't show the top resize area in the titlebar when a window is shaded
  • Optimize rendering of window decorations
  • Optimize splitvertical gradients - no more malloc/free during render
  • Let the theme specify all colors for a splitvertical gradient with the new .splitTo theme elements
  • Improve decorations for maximized windows. Don't draw the side borders in the titlebar.
  • Don't resist against desklet windows (below layer + skip taskbar)
  • New actions for dynamically adjusting your desktop workspaces:
    • AddDesktopLast, RemoveDesktopLast
    • AddDesktopCurrent, RemoveDestopCurrent
  • New <center> option for smart placement (default is on)
  • Fix MoveToCenter in Xinerama (TwinView) setups
  • Let you lower a window without lowering its children or siblings
  • Don't set the default Openbox icon on child windows, let them inherit the icon from their parents
  • Fix Onyx themes - fade out disabled buttons
  • Don't auto-resize windows to fit on screen if they are UserSpecified Size or Position
  • Don't activate windows which raise themselves anymore. It was a nice thought, but it caused too much problems
  • Rewrite of the actions subsystem
  • Removed deprecated actions:
    • ShowDesktop, UnshowDesktop (Use ToggleShowDesktop)
    • ResizeRelativeVert, ResizeRelativeHorz (Use ResizeRelative)
  • Combined the MoveFromEdge* actions with MoveToEdge* actions, and removed the MoveFromEdge* action names.
  • Switch desktops when moving a window and you drag it to the edge of the screen (added the <screenEdgeWarpTime> option for this)
  • Add actions to add/remove the last desktop in the client list menus
  • Use startup notification when launching ObConf in the default root menu
  • Remove the desktop switching dialog, as it confuses people and they don't know how to turn it off to switch desktops instantly. Some other incarnation may return in the future.
  • Add optional <finalactions> option for NextWindow, PreviousWindow, DirectionalFocus*, and DirectionalTarget* actions
  • Don't focus new helper windows unless they are alone in their group. This fixes gucharmap
  • Fancy keyboard window moving:
    • Shift-arrow will move the window to the next edge
    • Control-arrow will move the window by only 1 pixel
    • Arrow will move the window by a larger number of pixels
  • Fancy keyboard window resizing:
    • The first arrow will choose an edge to resize (then you can grow or shrink the window on that edge)
    • Hitting an arrow perpendicular to your selected edge will choose a different edge to resize
    • Shift-arrow will grow/shrink the window to the next edge
    • Control arrow will grow/shrink the window by only 1 pixel
    • Arrow will grow/shrink the window by a larger number of pixel
  • Timeout when synchronously resizing a window so you can still resize busy or dead application windows
  • Let you specify keyboard shortcuts in your root menus with _. Such as label="XTe_rm" would make 'r' the shortcut key.
  • Fixes for placing windows with per-app settings:
    • you can now place windows relative to any edge of the screen instead of only the top left. (-0 uses the far edge, +0 uses the near edge. You can use --0 and +-0 to specify negative numbers.)
    • fix bug with windows being placed far off-screen occasionally
    • allow you to place windows partially outside of the screen
    • let per-app settings override program-specified positions (but not if it is user-specified)
  • Add user-specified margins to the configuration file
  • Fix for transient windows in groups with transient windows of the group transients. That wasn't supposed to be legible. i.e. 2 group transients and 1 direct transient for one of the group transients.
  • Don't include child/parent windows in tests for being occluded or occluding other windows, since you can't raise/lower above/below them. This fixes the raiselower action for windows which have children.
  • Reduce the size of the middle gradient in splitvertical gradients. This makes the split harder than it was in 3.4.2
  • Don't include debian/ dir in releases
  • Add resize bindings for the edges to the default hardcoded bindings
  • Fix focus cycle indicator positioning for some windows (i.e. OpenOffice)
  • Add the MoveResizeTo action. This is very xinerama aware! It also lets you move a window to any edge of any screen.
  • Make actions that look for edges include the dock's edges (e.g. MoveToEdge)
  • New preferred option for the Execute action is <command> instead of <execute> but the old one will still work.
  • Fix for moving windows partially offsceen causing them to jump far away
  • Fix for windows which are not on any monitor, to keep them on screen partically too
  • Require libstartupnotification 0.8 in configure (we use stuff that was not around in some earlier versions)
  • Grab the server when mapping windows to avoid race conditions in other programs (getting MapNotify before you are visible)
  • Handle case gracefully when ConfigureRequent for restacking specifies a sibling which we aren't managing
  • Use KeyRelease to run things from Openbox menus, so that the release does not go to the focused window (causing the new window to not get focus)
  • Add new actions for controlling window decorations:
    • Decorate, Undecorate
  • Fix so that the values for per-app settings are not case sensitive
  • Fix crash with very small windows
  • Fix resize resistance for windows with aspect ratio limits
  • Let you resize windows with aspect ratio limits in the vertical directions
  • Fix rare crash when menu is hidden while browsing it
  • End move/resize more cleanly when focus moves during a move/resize
  • Don't focus new windows when browsing a menu or moving/resizing a window, just flash the window instead, so that the menu/move/resize doesn't have to cancel

3.4.2

  • Add ability to set the bevel strength in themes
  • Fix for focusLast with omnipresent windows
  • Cache pipe menus while the menus are open
  • Allow non-interactive directional focus key bindings
  • Change how nested interactive key bindings work (it stays in the key chain, like chroot, until you end the interactive action)
  • Fix for gtk apps trying to get focus - mostly nullify focus stealing prevention (Fixes Tilda)
  • Send ConfigureNotify always on ConfigureRequest (Previous emacs fix makes this possible now)
  • Fix RelativeResize action for right/bottom edges
  • Remove SCIM from the default autostart.sh - it has caused problems with some (buggy) panels, such as pypanel
  • Fix the titlebar changing to non-focused when iconifying a window with animation
  • Use the new osd theme hints for the dock, rather than the titlebar hints

3.4.1

  • Add Vietnamese translation
  • Add Japanese translation
  • Keep new transient windows from not getting focus when any related window has focus already
  • Change behavior of underMouse option - make focus go under the mouse when no window has focus anymore, rather than to the last used window
  • Make on-screen display dialogs (such as the Alt-Tab dialog) appear on the active monitor when using Xinerama (a.k.a. TwinView)
  • Fix for window stacking - let you lower sibling transient windows behind eachother
  • Fix directional focus actions when used without a dialog
  • Fix race that could prevent ObConf from setting the desktop names correctly
  • Add new theme options:
    • window.active.button.toggled.image.color has been split into:
      • window.active.button.toggled.unpressed.image.color
      • window.active.button.toggled.pressed.image.color
      • window.active.button.toggled.hover.image.color
    • window.inactive.button.toggled.image.color has been split into:
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.unpressed.image.color
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.pressed.image.color
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.hover.image.color
    • window.active.button.toggled.bg has been split into:
      • window.active.button.toggled.unpressed.bg
      • window.active.button.toggled.pressed.bg
      • window.active.button.toggled.hover.bg
    • window.inactive.button.toggled.bg has been split into:
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.unpressed.bg
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.pressed.bg
      • window.inactive.button.toggled.hover.bg
  • Add new Onyx and Onyx-Citrus themes
  • Updated Mikachu theme using new theme options
  • Improvements to splitvertical gradients - Add a small gradient in the middle between the upper and lower gradients
  • Fix another emacs event storm, don't configure the window when it sets its WM_NORMAL_HINTS unless we have to
  • Fix for focus cycling to helper windows - Don't count dialogs as a sibling, so they don't stop you
  • Allow the use of negative numbers in per-app settings position to place a window relative to the right/bottom edges of your monitor (taking the struts (panels) into account) (similar syntax to X geometry options)
  • Fix focus moving irrationally when focusLast was off

3.4.0

  • Add Indian Bengali translation
  • Updated Italian translation
  • Small updates to Czech, Estonian, Norwegian, and German translations
  • Removed out-of-date Japanese translation (ja.po)
  • Removed out-of-date Croatian translation (hr.po)
  • Allow parentrelative theme textures to have borders, bevels and interlacing
  • Add new theme elements: window.active.title.separator.color and window.inactive.title.separator.color
  • Add new theme elements: osd.border.width, osd.border.color, osd.bg, osd.label.bg, osd.label.text.color, osd.label.text.font, osd.hilight.bg, osd.unhilight.bg
  • Improvements for how on-screen-display dialogs are drawn with different themes
  • Add new underMouse focus option
  • Rename new theme element menu.items.activedisabled to menu.items.active.disabled for consistency with other elements
  • Improvements to smart placement - especially with xinerama (Twinview)
  • Fixes for focus with omnipresent windows - Allow focus to fallback to them except during desktop switches (other mechanisms exist for that)
  • Fix for putting child windows (transients) on all desktops
  • Changes to how Shift/Control/CapsLock are used
  • Fix focus fallback when windows are not visible (showing the desktop, or iconic windows)
  • Fix bug #3196 - Unable to alt-tab away from full-screen windows
  • Fix crash in parsing empty xml fields
  • Fix left and right contexts resizing the wrong way in the example mouse focus config file
  • Fix so dock doesn't auto-hide when the mouse is inside it (over top of a dock app)
  • Allow new utility windows to gain focus like normal windows
  • Add workarounds for Java Swing applications (Extra ConfigureNotify events)
  • More fixes for modal window usability (Deiconify the modal window when you try to focus its parent)
  • Fixes to focus tracking, especially with iconify animation
  • Changes to libobrender's API for ObConf 2.0 (RrThemeNew)
  • Check for libxml >= 2.6.0 when compiling
  • Fix for Openoffice windows (Static window gravity)
  • Fix for hovering over window buttons while a menu is open
  • Make the Escape key close all levels of a menu, not just one
  • Change default drag threshold to 8px (Same as in XSettings)
  • Fixes for windows restacking with TopIf, BottomIf, or Opposite modes. Only compare with valid windows
  • Fix for actions which find other window edges. Find all windows, and only windows which are on the right desktop
  • Improve RaiseLower action (Not lower when it doesn't need to move the window)
  • Fix for the menu hideDelay (Don't hide immediately when you click to open the menu), make it work reliably
  • Make focusLast default to true when not present in the config file

3.3.995 (3.4 preview release)

  • Fix bug introduced in 3.3.993 that prevented you from raising focused windows above fullscreen windows
  • Fix bug introduced in 3.3.993 that made the desktop window keep focus when changing desktops
  • Add Arabic translations
  • Added Control-Alt-Up/Down bindings to the mouse focus example rc.xml
  • Don't raise on clients in the client context in the mouse focus example rc.xml
  • Fixes for when to focus new windows - improve keeping transient windows from stealing focus, and allow new windows to get focus when any relative window is focused
  • Fixes for frame decorations layout
  • Fixes for forcing window sizes to fit on the screen. Don't resize windows if they are a user-specified size (USSize) or if they are non-normal windows. (Fix Rox pinboard mapping across multiple monitors)
  • Centre window icons when they are not square
  • Fixes for Java windows behaving badly - Java makes all kinds of non-standard-compliant assumptions which we are forced to meet
  • Changed startup notification timeout from 30 to 20 seconds
  • Fix possible crashes and misbehaviors with new focus cycling dialogs
  • Recreate enter events when Press mouse actions move windows (e.g. Lower action) for focus-follows-mouse
  • Update Slovak translation
  • Highlight the first menu entry when there is a separator/header at the top
  • Only highlight the first menu entry when the menu is opened with a key binding
  • Fix crash when you press enter with nothing selected in the menu
  • Fix for ignoring an unmap event after restart
  • Fixes for setting the clients' colormaps
  • Change focusLast option behavior to what it was in 3.3.1. It only affects changing desktops.
  • Add comments to the default rc.xml files about the various focus options
  • Fix focus bug where a window had the keyboard grabbed when it unmapped (Firefox gmarks extension)
  • Update Catalan translation
  • Fix alignment of the titlebar elements when the window icon is placed to the right of the label
  • Improve placement of child (transient) windows. When their parent is omnipresent, open the child on the current desktop only.
  • When a window has modal children on another desktop and you try to focus it, bring the modal child to the current desktop to focus it instead
  • Let you focus cycle to windows with a modal child on another desktop
  • Fix for not seeing windows change their partial strut
  • Give iconified windows a faded icon in the focus cycling (Alt-Tab) dialog, and in the client list menus
  • Make it more difficult to select items by accident in parent menus when it changes direction. Moving the mouse only selects menu entries for a few levels of open menus. Mouse clicks will select menu entries further down.
  • Add Simplified Chinese translation
  • Set the current theme in the OB_THEME root property for other applications
  • Notify ksplash when we have started up if dcop is installed
  • Allow you to resize the window on the client padding as well as the outer border
  • Fix to show the focus cycle indicator when focus cycling and there is only 1 valid target
  • Centre splash screens on one monitor
  • Don't centre parent-less utility/menu/toolbar windows on the screen
  • Remove the bottom decorations for fully maximized windows
  • Fix crash when reconfiguring and no themes can be found

3.3.994 (3.4 preview release)

  • Fix a bug introduced in .993 that prevented you from switching desktops and caused general mayhem

3.3.993 (3.4 preview release)

  • Update for Russian translation
  • Added Dutch translation
  • Fix for choosing badly sized icons from the window for the window cycling dialog (and other things). (Fixes Pidgin icon)
  • Open child (transient) windows on the current desktop if they don't have a direct parent, or if the parents are not all on some other desktop. (Fixes Pidgin and Gimp dialogs appearing on the wrong desktop)
  • Make windows fit within the available space when they are first created, if they are not user-positioned. (Fix xpdf making itself bigger than the space inside the struts, and hiding behind them).
  • Don't let child (transient) windows steal focus when the situation is ambiguous
  • Fix bevels and borders display in the titlebar
  • Set the _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW hint properly, when nothing is focused (This is the proper fix for libwnck pagers.)
  • Fallback focus immediately during iconify animation in all cases (was missing RevertToParent case)
  • Fix new frame elements being given 0 sizes for very small windows
  • Send iconified windows to the bottom of the focus order so you can Alt-Shift-Tab to get back what you just iconified. This makes things more predictable.
  • Show the hostname for remotely run programs in iconified titles
  • Stop focus flicker when sending windows to a desktop and following them, and when changing desktops with an omnipresent window focused
  • Empty desktop names in the configuration file are not used, so you can set a name on the second desktop without having to set one on the first
  • Make control key work for menu accelerators like it does for mouse clicking and hitting enter
  • Add C-A-Up/Down mouse bindings to switch desktops, similar to the C-A-Left/Right/Up/Down keyboard bindings

3.3.992 (3.4 preview release)

  • Don't move mouse focus when the mouse is over the focus cycling dialog
  • Fixes for positioning of frame decoration elements
  • Update for Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Improvements in how decorations respond for maximized windows. (If they can't be resized don't "hide" the resizing contexts)
  • Updated Italian translation
  • Added Czech translation
  • Fix for applications that do weird things with modal windows (Make sure you can focus cycle to them)
  • Updated Spanish translation
  • Fix for programs using the old WM-spec, and not setting unused fields to 0 in _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW messages (Rox pinboard)
  • Fixes for default rc.xml configuration file. Updated comments and comment out the applications section in an xml compatible way.
  • Update for Portuguese translation
  • Fix support for window gravity (eg xterm -geometry -0+0)
  • Fix for libwnck with iconify animation (Unmap the parent of the client's window)
  • Force the top left corner of new windows onto the screen area, if the position wasn't requested by the user (Fix xpdf and others hiding their titlebar under a panel)
  • Fix for determining text geometry from Pango
  • Save the desktop layout and names in the session, and restore them on next log in.
  • The <desktop> section from the configuration file is only used for defaults, and so is only applied at the start of a new log-in. (Use ObConf 1.6.2 to change the config file for these options, and have them set immediately, if you don't use a session manager to save them.)
  • Fix updating and crashing in the old split client list menu
  • Translate the default desktop names
  • Update Taiwanese Chinese translation
  • Less restrictions of behavior based on window type (Let you maximize dialogs and utility windows)
  • Fix for focus tracking when Press mouse actions are used
  • Fix bug which let the openbox-*-session scripts take command-line arguments
  • Better detection of legacy fullscreen windows vs. undercorated windows that the user has maximized

3.3.991 (3.4 preview release)

  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Added a rough Italian translation
  • Added Estonian translation
  • Update Polish translation
  • Make focus stealing prevention a little less intrusive, especially with default config
  • Updates for Swedish translation
  • Fixes for decorations of maximized windows
  • Fix so that clicking in the corner of a maximized window presses the button
  • Don't reload the session and reapply it when restarting
  • Fix for losing the original size of a window that mapped with maximized state (or on restart)
  • Let you move splash type windows
  • Fix for window placement using wrong dimensions
  • Stop xemacs ConfigureNotify storm
  • Fix bug stopping panels from moving themselves off-screen to hide themselves
  • Fix for GNOME/Openbox and openbox-gnome-session to use a new session name, because GNOME won't let you replace the window manager in the saved session
  • Don't restore session state when multiple windows have the same identifiers, because we can't tell them apart then (Firefox/Thunderbird)
  • Small fixes to build system to make it more reliable
  • Fix for what manpage files are distributed in the source code, so they will not be pre-built with the wrong info
  • Fix pkg-config files for compiling things against Openbox libraries

3.3.990 (3.4 preview release)

  • Wildcard matching for per-application (per-window) settings. Let you match multiple rules for a window. (Props to Mark Pustjens for code to do this.)
  • Added startup notification support to the menus and key/mouse bindings with <startupnotify>. It's an option for execute actions.
  • New combined client menu, accessed with <action name="ShowMenu"><menu>client-list-combined-menu</menu></action>
  • No menu titles - instead added separators with labels to be used as menu headers anywhere in menus
  • Improved client menu - placement, the options in it, and added an icon for "All Desktops"
  • Keyboard shortcuts in menus, by highlighted letter or by the first letter
  • Menus dont jump around, are always placed on screen
  • Menus larger than can fit on the screen are broken into a submenu at the bottom titled "More..."
  • Disabled menu items can be selected now (not used though, of course)
  • Using ()'s instead of a line separator to signify iconified windows in the client list menus
  • New Root context for mouse bindings
  • New "alt-tab" focus switching dialog
  • openbox-session command and log-in option which provides autostart capability.
  • SCIM support in the default Openbox session launched by the openbox-session command
  • Many code paths made significantly faster.
  • Sections of code rewritten to be more reliable, such as session save/restore and input focus handling
  • Handle the X server's clock going backwards, without locking up. Sometimes the server can still lock up though, it is not recommended to do this!
  • Better handling of window types such as docks, utility windows, tool bar windows. Clicking to focus these windows is done more intelligently. Dock windows no longer get focus when you click them, so that you don't have focus flickering when you use a dock window with a taskbar.
  • Better language support through Pango, which is now mandatory, and the code for Pango has been greatly improved and optimized.
  • Support for windows that use true 32-bit transparency
  • Resize grips (with mouse binding contexts) for the top, left, and right of the window frame
  • Smarter about keeping windows on the screen without invading user's capabilities
  • Add MoveFromEdge* actions corresponding to MoveToEdge* but aligns far edges instead of near edges, so if you have two overlapping windows you can easily put them side by side.
  • Better choice of mouse cursors for startup notification
  • Focus stealing prevention
  • Improve window placement across multiple Xinerama monitors
  • Support 8-bit truecolor visuals (such as in vncserver)
  • Better, more friendly support for omnipresent windows
  • Full support for EWMH 1.4-draft2
  • Iconify/restore animation !
  • Improved support for running openbox with multiple screens (non-xinerama) - won't steal focus from other screens, and let you focus a screen by clicking on the desktop (root window).
  • Support for more cursors through XCursor, means that startup notification can use a pointer+watch cursor if you are using an XCursor theme
  • Fully maximize terminal windows (and any resized-by-increment window)
  • Show the hostname of clients running on remote computers in the titlebar
  • Add <panels> and <desktop> options to NextWindow, PreviousWindow, DirectionalFocusNorth etc..
  • Synchronize resizing with the application when possible
  • Smarter subdivision of windows into 9 sections for resizing
  • Set default icon on windows so applications can agree on an icon
  • Better support for programs that are on more than one desktop (multiple firefox windows for example) - move to the desktop when you're using the application and it opens a window on another desktop.
  • Chrooted key chains, and key quoting through chroots
  • New BreakChroot action to break out of the current chroot
  • New keychains popup, to show where you are in a keychain
  • Improved show-desktop mode. When you open a new window, the old windows are not all restored
  • Add <allDesktops> option to NextWindow and PreviousWindow. The desktop name will be shown in the focus cycling popup
  • Dynamically size the window and desktop dialogs. Desktop layouts that aren't horizontal look better in the desktop cycling dialog.
  • Support for legacy fullscreen applications (that don't use EWMH) such as VLC
  • Session support for old clients that do not use the session management protocol
  • Desktop setup is only changed on startup, so as to not overwrite settings from other apps like pagers
  • Take advantage of ksmserver (KDE Session Manager) features
  • KDE/Openbox and GNOME/Openbox options for display manager GDM/KDM. Use openbox-gnome-session and openbox-kde-session to run a GNOME or KDE session with Openbox as the window manager.
  • Titlebar buttons autohide when hiding won't move other buttons (removed the hideDisabled option from config file)
  • Support user time window hint, which is good for laptops power usage
  • When legacy windows raise themselves, interpreate as wanting to be activated. Makes Firefox more pleasant.
  • Don't show handles on windows that cant resize for more extreme visual minimalism
  • Let you move maximized windows between Xinerama monitors
  • Improve application awareness of focus, e.g. Kopete and Firefox, so they know when they are or aren't focused, and which window in their application is focused
  • Improvements in the distributed themes
  • Add new Clearlooks and Clearlooks-Olive themes by John McKnight
  • Fonts are no longer loaded from theme. They are loaded from the rc.xml config file. Font shadow settings are still loaded from the theme though. 5 fonts to be set: ActiveWindow InactiveWindow, MenuHeader, MenuItem and OnScreenDisplay
  • Distributed theme names have been renamed with Capitalization
  • menu.items.activedisabled.text.color
  • menu.border.color (note that globbing might set these properties when you didnt mean to)
  • window.active.border.color (note that globbing might set these properties when you didnt mean to)
  • window.inactive.border.color (note that globbing might set these properties when you didnt mean to)
  • menu.border.width
  • Guarantee that titlebar buttons are even sized, so even sized icons (button masks) will be centered
  • Default titlebar button icons (as xbms) installed to /usr/share/doc/openbox
  • New mouse binding contexts Left, Right, TLCorner, TRCorner and Top. These need bindings in config file to be useful. Also new context Bottom which is synonym for Handle.
  • W is no longer hard coded to Mod4. It is now a shortcut for Super, which is usually bound to Mod4. xmodmap will show your mapping.
  • The per-app setting <head> has been renamed to <monitor>
  • Can use "default" for anything in per-app settings
  • Removed <edges_hit_layers_below> option from config file
  • --reconfigure command line option
  • --restart command line option
  • Closed bug #886 - Reference point for client-menu
  • Closed bug #898 - Add option for OB2 style menu behaviour
  • Closed bug #952 - Focus sometimes gets lost when closing windows
  • Closed bug #1006 - duplicate window title numbering is so-so
  • Closed bug #1080 - menus dont update when using ctrl to keep them open
  • Closed bug #1082 - doing window stuff while changing focus is mad slow
  • Closed bug #1106 - Openbox resize problems with Beep Media Player and some websites using Mozilla
  • Closed bug #1146 - minimized windows dont unminimize from fspanel if ob restarted
  • Closed bug #1409 - Window stacking is messed up when dealing with multiple nested dialog boxes
  • Closed bug #1526 - Incorrect handling of utility windows
  • Closed bug #1846 - Patch for theme overrides
  • Closed bug #1974 - Limit the number of resizes per second to make window resizing smoother
  • Closed bug #2060 - Apps disappear when using composite extension
  • Closed bug #2221 - _NET_WM_STATE_(ABOVE|BELOW) is being inherited
  • Closed bug #2250 - openbox ignores size request ?
  • Closed bug #2251 - support for legacy ""fullscreen""
  • Closed bug #2254 - segfault in render/render.c on sendtodesktop [endian?]
  • Closed bug #2255 - segmentation fault on 8-bit truecolor visual
  • Closed bug #2258 - long menus truncated
  • Closed bug #2311 - Does not display the pressed state while a button in the frame is toggled
  • Closed bug #2321 - ResizeRelative -up and -left makes window move when at min_size
  • Closed bug #2483 - Pinned windows raise to top on all desktops when they become focused on just one desktop
  • Closed bug #2491 - Client List by App instead of by Desktop
  • Closed bug #2551 - Request to be able to cycle docks (e.g.
  • Closed bug #2659 - Menu header display should be configurable
  • Closed bug #2769 - temporarily chroot the keychain tree
  • Closed bug #2841 - Changes to the keepborder option aren't applied when reconfiguring
  • Closed bug #2850 - Openbox gives black backgrounds to windows using the new 'rgba' or 'argb' visual
  • Closed bug #2865 - openbox 3.3 is not C89 compatible
  • Closed bug #2872 - Focus issues with Eclipse and Firefox
  • Closed bug #2878 - Openbox crash when used with vncserver
  • Closed bug #2897 - Openbox shouldn't redraw the whole screen everytime when minimizing windows.
  • Closed bug #2898 - Patch adding advanced keyboard support in popup menus.
  • Closed bug #2982 - tilda doesn't work propertly
  • Closed bug #3034 - themeupdate.py seems to bee broken
  • Closed bug #3045 - RrPaint in obrender should be split for easier use by external apps
  • Closed bug #3050 - 'syscrash' theme update
  • Closed bug #3051 - When closing windows
  • Closed bug #3053 - Updates de.po for German Localisation
  • Closed bug #3059 - Feature Request: NextWindowForAllWorkspaces
  • Closed bug #3063 - extensions_xinerama_screens() leaks memory if Xinerama is enabled
  • Closed bug #3064 - slist_path_add() might leak memory
  • Closed bug #3068 - Multimonitor focus problems
  • Closed bug #3081 - window doesn't appear
  • Closed bug #3092 - Config parser expects wrong values of ""layer"" in per-application settings
  • Closed bug #3094 - smart placement should Ignore maximized windows
  • Closed bug #3100 - Netwmpager is configured with layer = ""below"" but OB is ignoring it
  • Closed bug #3101 - Openbox won't compile on CentOS 4.4
  • Closed bug #3102 - svn-6175 windows come not back in the foregroud
  • Closed bug #3106 - Fullscreened mplayer loses focus when switching to another desktop and back
  • Closed bug #3108 - After revision 6437 the desktop dialog window stays on screen

3.3.1

  • Fix panels getting a border with keepBorder turned on
  • Fix a crash in mirrorhorizontal when drawing a surface with width 1

3.3

  • Add a showDelay option for the dock.
  • Fixed onscreen-keeping code which broke a bit in -rc2.
  • Fix incorrect handling of window properties on 64 bit arches.
  • Fix pixelsize being the same as size for pango, now it is correct.
  • Fix drawing of icons taller than wide, eg gimp.
  • Add a 'mirrorhorizontal' gradient, like horizontal but mirrored in the center and 'splitvertical' which is like vertical but nonlinear in a fancy way.
  • Translations for de, hr and zh_TW added.
  • Add initial per-app settings support.
  • Fix some outstanding issues with 64-bit support.
  • Add an optional delay for displaying submenus so you can move the mouse over some entries without flashing each submenu.
  • Plug some minor memleaks and fix minor bugs.
  • Changed algorithm for downscaling window icons.
  • New themes!
  • Disable support for libstartup-notification by default, it doesn't seem to work well.
  • Allow disabling of duplicate window numbering by option titleNumber in theme section.
  • Add moverelative and resizerelative actions.
  • Option middle for menus that make submenus be centered instead of aligned by the top edge to the parent entry.
  • Fix transient (ie dialog) windows being placed offscreen if the parent is close to the edge of the screen.

3.3-rc2

  • Fixed some typos and errors in rc.xsd
  • Add the noStrut option to the dock (to allow maximizing windows over it), useful when it is not in the above layer.
  • Fix transparent terminals not updating when using ToggleDecor.
  • Yet more poking at the onscreen-keeping code, should now do the right thing always.
  • Add an option to hide disabled buttons instead of showing them as disabled.
  • Hopefully fixed all the remaining pango issues. The new 1.10 release also fixes shadows again.
  • I think the lib linking in Makefile.am is right now, please tell me if it isn't.
  • Added a finnish translation and some minor updates to others.
  • Fixed configure.ac so --enable-pango doesn't disable pango support or the other way around, make enabled be default to get some extra testing.

3.3-rc1

  • Poked around a bit in the code that keeps windows onscreen, if you are using xinerama, please let me know if things are better/worse/same.
  • Add support for pango, disabled by default due to a bug in pango 1.8 that breaks shadows, it works fine with 1.6.x though. Poke the pango developers here http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=169622 if you want this to be fixed.
  • Made edge resist and Send/MoveToEdge not hit windows at layers below the current one, add option to disable this behaviour.
  • Fixed directional focus not getting trapped in omnipresent windows
  • Fixed focus actions when bound to the mouse, normal focus cycle is always linear and directional focus is totally disabled, it makes no sense anyway, just move the mouse.
  • Added an option for the raise/lower/raiselower/unshaderaise/shadelower options called group that lets you bind stuff to raise/lower the whole window group. yes
  • Add various new actions. I haven't updated the web docs yet, but I think I managed to get all of them listed in rc.xsd.
  • Bugs 1783, 1812, 1863, 1905, 2005, 1957 fixed.
  • Some translations added. (ca, no, pl, ru, fr)

3.2

  • Added spanish and swedish translations
  • Changed "Unnamed Desktop" to "Desktop n" where n is the actual number of the desktop
  • Hopefully no more of the hanging X totally bug
  • the fullscreen property now overrides aspect hints, all programs i've tried that use it (mplayer and tvtime) handle the aspect internally anyway, this just makes sure you have black borders all the way to the edge. If this breaks anything for you, let me know.
  • Added M as an alias for Mod3 in the same manner that W is an alias for Mod4
  • Added probably too many options and actions
  • ToggleDockAutohide to toggle the autohide option at runtime, doesn't save it to the config
  • keepBorder option to set if you want the 1-pixel border when you toggleDecorations
  • added popupShow and popupPosition to control where and when the move/resize-popup is shown, these go in the resize section of the config popupPosition can be Top or Center, popupShow can be Always, Never or Nonpixel (this is the default).
  • Added the xorStyle option to change the behaviour of menus along the bottom edge, note that the default is true
  • warpPointer option in the menu section to control if the mouse cursor is to be warped by openbox when the menu moves to keep on screen to keep the cursor in the same place relative to the menu. (I think i got that right)
  • Added back the focusLast option (this controls what happens when you change desktops and have followMouse on)
  • Added an option to set which desktop to start on when you start openbox, firstdesk, for example you might like to set it to 5 if you have a 3x3 grid to start in the middle.
  • I think that was everything, have fun

3.1

  • Added japanese translation (bug #1029)
  • Closed bug #1060 (modal unfocused window should be placed above focused parent)
  • Closed bug #1012 (Openbox stalls gnome session startup after --replace)
  • Closed bug #1073 (The Desktop action doesn't work)
  • Closed bug #1023 (config_focus_raise declared as guint)
  • Closed bug #1019 (Strange behavior with focus:followMouse and RaiseLower action)
  • Closed bug #1007 (use g_snprintf in openbox/session.c instead of sprintf)
  • Closed bug #1001 (gimp crashes openbox)
  • Closed bug #1005 (import -frame leaves windows in a temporary "on top" state)
  • Closed bug #881 (Programs started with X become zombies upon shutdown.)
  • Closed bug #1025 (desktopnext/previous and desktopleft/right dont quite get along)

3.0

  • Closed bug #908 (sometimes some weird grab is left)
  • Closed bug #945 (xawtv overlay visible on every desktop)
  • Closed bug #944 (remove restarting/reconfiguring messages from openbox.c)
  • Closed bug #946 (use g_strsplit in parse.c:split_paths())
  • Closed bug #943 (consistent glib type (gint, gchar, etc.) usage)
  • Closed bug #951 (stale openbox session files)
  • Closed bug #947 (Sloppyfocus can yield two windows at the same time with focus (!))
  • Closed bug #948 (Gets stuck in 'move' mode if mouse is let up while dragged away from title bar)
  • Closed bug #949 (dock above gnome panel behaviour)
  • Closed bug #902 (Openbox raises gDesklets when clicked)
  • Closed bug #904 (ToggleMaximizeHorz & Vert dont always toggle)
  • Closed bug #907 (window focus is not properly indicated)
  • Closed bug #919 (Temporary raise window when alt tabbing)
  • Closed bug #921 (focus rectangle stays on the screen after modifier release)
  • Closed bug #925 (Invalid option: '--sm-save' & '--sm-disable')
  • Closed bug #926 (problem with client-list-menu, destkop switching, and sticky client)
  • Closed bug #927 (disappearing windows, crash with I-merry theme)
  • Closed bug #929 (crash (signal 11) when activating Reconfigure)
  • Closed bug #940 (actions dont work on desktops with no client windows)
  • Closed bug #943 (consistent glib type (gint, gchar, etc.) usage)
  • Closed bug #957 (openbox crashes when exiting out of OpenOffice Impress)
  • Closed bug #960 (look for dupes in xdg paths when setting up slists?)
  • Closed bug #961 (Menu causes core dump)
  • Closed bug #963 (wrapper for mkdir() in parse.c)
  • Closed bug #964 (free GErrors in action.c, openbox.c)
  • Closed bug #965 (add message for chdir() failure in openbox.c)
  • Closed bug #966 (list->next/prev to g_[s]list_next/previous, list != NULL to list
  • Closed bug #971 (typo in code)
  • Closed bug #974 (use g_getenv() in parser/parse.c)
  • Closed bug #975 (void -> gpointer)
  • Closed bug #976 (use g_strerror() in openbox/session.c)
  • Closed bug #978 (disable entry to go to desktop if it is the current)
  • Closed bug #979 (request for version check in ob libraries)
  • Closed bug #944 (remove restarting/reconfiguring messages from openbox.c)
  • Closed bug #968 (rc.xml refers to a non-existant "debian" menu file)

3.0-rc4

  • Closed bug #921 (focus rectangle stays on the screen after modifier release)
  • Closed bug #927 (disappearing windows, crash with I-merry theme)
  • Fix crash when restoring a session with a maximized window
  • Fix leak of RrColors in menus
  • Closed bug #929 (crash (signal 11) when activating Reconfigure)
  • Allow focus to be moved around by clients (for WM_TAKE_FOCUS to work as it is meant to). This means fullscreen apps like wine and bzflag work now
  • Reversed the default directions for the mouse wheel desktop switching actions
  • Don't wrap around in the default keyboard desktop switching bindings
  • Place parentless dialogs so they avoid always-on-top windows
  • Ignore fullscreen windows in placing new ones
  • Closed bug #940 (actions dont work on desktops with no client windows)

3.0-rc3

  • Closed bug #904 (ToggleMaximizeHorz & Vert dont always toggle)
  • Allow resizing of windows in only vertical/horizontal directions (via Alt-MiddleClick-Drag with the default bindings)
  • Added intelligence to window cycling and raise/lowering based on window types
  • Closed bug #902 (Openbox raises gDesklets when clicked). This has the side effect that panels which do not set the ABOVE state (most panels curerntly around) will no longer be kept always on top. You can set the ABOVE state yourself by using the client menu (Alt-RightClick in the default bindings) and selecting the Always on top Layer
  • Closed bug #907 (window focus is not properly indicated)
  • Added a focus indicator during focus cycling that is always visible instead of just moving the focus hilight around.

3.0-rc2

  • Closed bug #885 (raiseOnFocus is flawed)
  • Closed bug #887 (Mouse-wheel scrolling only changes 1 desktop when using "dialog" option)
  • Closed bug #888 (some random coredump)
  • Closed bug #889 (focus follow mouse not following)
  • Closed bug #892 (client_under_pointer() doesn't check DESKTOP_ALL)
  • Avoid the focus flicker when switching desktops
  • Free the XML DOM trees properly, fixes mem leak

3.0-rc1

  • Closed bug #875 (RaiseLower fails to funtion on windows with dialogs)
  • Added the option for moving dock apps around inside the dock. (Closes bug #798)
  • Made the "Desktop" action show the pager/desktop dialog
  • Add the option to the Desktop and Focus switching actions
  • No longer iconify fullscreen windows when they lose focus (Closes bug #876)
  • When not using focusLast, when a focused transient is closed, focus will still fallback to its parent or transient siblings
  • Improved intelligence for focus cycling with modal transients
  • Removed the focusLast option
  • Added the placement-policy option to select if windows are placed under the mouse pointer
  • Children inherit their window icon from their parent
  • Closed bug #878 (minimal resizing of mplayer makes openbox crash)
  • Fix case where opening a menu would leave Openbox in a locked state
  • Upstream updates for TheBear theme

3.0-beta6

  • Added _OB_WM_STATE_UNDECORATED hint, which can be read and controlled by external applications
  • Closed bug #874 (libtool won't install libobrender.la)
  • Launch ObConf when selecting GNOME's Desktop Preferences for Windows
  • Focus new children always if their direct parent is focused

3.0-beta5

  • Initial release
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