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I'd like to run a script whenever I switch into or out of a window.

Specifically, I have a "toggle touchpad on/off" script, which i want to run whenever I switch into or out of gvim.

so, is there any kind of hook for that? even something that can be run whenever alt-tab is detected, as long as it can tell what window you're going from/to?

I'm using gnome-shell, if that makes any difference.

[edit] Have started looking into gnome-shell-extensions, which seem to be written in javascript, so might not be too hard to hack one together myself...

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 16:10

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OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is marked for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Apr 12 '12 at 17:47
yep, i'm still looking for an answer. The gnome-shell extensions I've looked at seem to have quite a steep learning curve... –  hwjp Apr 15 '12 at 9:46