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Author Topic: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?  (Read 3592 times)

urlwolf

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I'm using an editor and a terminal most of the time.
It'd be great it they could be 'yoked' so they could be minimized together, get focus, etc.
Is there an easy way to do this?

I'm also using the tweak UI powertoy to have x-like focus follows mouse behaviour. It's great.

Thanks.

tomos

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Re: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 06:00:24 AM »
I was wondering the same thing while looking at the "Window Tags" thread earlier today

... here's KeySwitch - Use hotkeys to switch windows!

 1: Press Ctrl-T to start assigning a hotkey.
 2: Press Ctrl and 0 through 9 to assign that hotkey to the active window.
 3: To swith to a window, press the assigned hotkey.
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Re: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 06:03:04 AM »
I cross posted on the other thread

btw whats this "x-like focus follows mouse behaviour" ??
Tom

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Re: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 01:52:04 PM »
instead of having to click to assign focus, focus follows the mouse cursor. You save one click.

You can make it so the window on focus is brought to front as well.
Kind of disconcerting at first.

Easing way to test it is to install that tweak UI powertoy. It's harmless.

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Re: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 02:51:25 PM »
instead of having to click to assign focus, focus follows the mouse cursor. You save one click.

You can make it so the window on focus is brought to front as well.

Skrommel's MouseActivate does pretty much that, doesn't it?   I use it occasionally - very handy.

I can't think of anything for your yoking problem though.  It does seem like something I could use too.

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Re: yoke two windows so they minimize, and get to foreground together?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 04:35:45 AM »
yeah, the yoking problem seems to be hard.
I wonder if some of those smarty-pants windows managers (shell replacements?) can do that. Hard to say. Anyone has a clue here?

I tried Skrommel's tool. I think it's great.
The way it saves a click on the taskbar slots is genious.

However, it does bring the window to front; I don't want that, it's very disorienting.

It may be trivial to fix that; I looked at the code and it seems he sends a mouse click to bring the focus (so it inevitably will bring the windows on top). So I don't know how to mod the script at first sight; it'd require some changes on the design I think (definitely possible with ahk).

Thanks!