look-at

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1.1 BSD License    
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Command-line window focus switcher

description

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specifications

look-at is a tool to switch to the desktop containing the application, raise the window, and give it focus.

Installation

Install wmctrl then run:

    easy_install look-at

Usage

    look-at < application >

Use cases

Bind keyboard shortcuts with `~/.xbindkeysrc` to quick access to the desired
application:

    #Launch or switch to terminal
    "look-at gnome-terminal"
        Mod4 + 1

    #Launch or switch to browser
    "look-at firefox"
        Mod4 + 2

    #Lunch or switch to IM client
    "look-at empathy"
        Mod4 + 3

    #Lunch or switch to E-mail
    "look-at thunderbird"
        Mod4 + 4


Details

It uses wmctrl tool to interact with a EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager.

[wmctrl]: http://tomas.styblo.name/wmctrl/
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Last updated on June 2nd, 2012

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