Qtractor: automatic mixer window placement

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bluebell
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Qtractor: automatic mixer window placement

Postby bluebell » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:56 pm

I have a 2nd screen on my notebook computer and use a searate mixer window with Qtractor.

To place the mixer window on the 2nd screen (that's an extension to the right side) I use the following devilspie receipt:

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( if
( begin
( is ( window_name ) "Mixer - Qtractor" )
)
( begin
( unmaximize )
( geometry "1920x1080+1920+0" )
( println "match" )
)
)


I used the graphical tool gDevilspie to create the rule. I found out that the placement with x-offset only works when I use "unmaximize" as well.

It's also possible to place a given window on a given virtual desktop.
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Re: Qtractor: automatic mixer window placement

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:04 pm

How exactly do you use Deverspie? Is there a tutorial? Seems useful.

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Re: Qtractor: automatic mixer window placement

Postby bluebell » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm

Linuxmusician01 wrote:How exactly do you use Deverspie? Is there a tutorial? Seems useful.


I configure it with gDevilspie. It's self-explaining. I found its rules/receipts in .devilspie in my home dir.

Devilspie has to be active permanently. GDevilspie offers to start/stop it (useful when adding or changing receipts) and to start it automatically at login.The latter doesn't work for my so I start it at session start via settings/session/autostart in Xfce4.
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Re: Qtractor: automatic mixer window placement

Postby AlexTheBassist » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:43 pm

If I need that sort of thing, I use KWin's window rules, which can be made with zero knowledge about how to write scripts. However, I never needed that on any of my DAWs.
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