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I need to open a window without it being managed by the window manager, while the other windows on my screen continue to be managed by the window manager, how do I do this?


I'm willing to edit the application source code if that's the only way, it's written in python using pyglet.

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I don't think you can do that. Why do you not want an application to be managed by the WM? What is this application? Maybe you can just turn of "decorations" for that window if that is enough? – DK Bose Feb 22 '14 at 4:01
Well I guess I'm actually referring to "decorations" and not the WM, I just want the top bar and borders off of my window so it's just a rectangle with an app drawn inside it, so how do I turn off decorations? – 01AutoMonkey Feb 22 '14 at 4:24
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@DKBose suggestion that I needed to disable "decorations" and not the WM lead me to adding this to my app:

window = pyglet.window.Window(1920, 90, style=pyglet.window.Window.WINDOW_STYLE_BORDERLESS)

Which solved my problem.

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You could look at this link (and perhaps ping the author if you really need to because he's a mod here!): Remove titlebar from maximized terminal window.

There may be another way involving something called devilspie but I do not have experience with that. It's in the software center or get it with sudo apt-get install devilspie

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