Small X utility to perform elementary actions on windows
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Latest commit dc34b20 Sep 18, 2017 @baskerville Version 0.5.7

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xdo(1)

Name

xdo - Perform actions on windows

Synopsis

xdo ACTION [OPTIONS] [WID …​]

Description

Apply the given action to the given windows.

If no window IDs and no options are given, the action applies to the focused window.

Actions

close

Close the window.

kill

Kill the client.

hide

Unmap the window.

show

Map the window.

raise

Raise the window.

lower

Lower the window.

below

Put the window below the target (see -t).

above

Put the window above the target (see -t).

move

Move the window.

resize

Resize the window.

activate

Activate the window.

id

Print the window’s ID.

pid

Print the window’s pid.

key_press
key_release

Simulate a key press/release event.

button_press
button_release

Simulate a button press/release event.

pointer_motion

Simulate a pointer motion event.

-h

Print the synopsis and exit.

-v

Print the version and exit.

Options

When options are provided, the action applies to all the children of the root window that match the comparisons implied by the options in relation to the focused window.

-r

Distinct ID.

-c

Same class.

-C

Distinct class.

-d

Same desktop.

-D

Distinct desktop.

-n INSTANCE_NAME

The window has the given instance name.

-N CLASS_NAME

The window has the given class name.

-a WM_NAME

The window has the given wm name.

-t WID

The target window for the below and above actions.

-p PID

The window has the given pid.

-k CODE

Use the given code for the key_press, key_release, button_press and button_release actions.

-x [±]PIXELS

Window x coordinate (or delta) for the move and pointer_motion action.

-y [±]PIXELS

Window y coordinate (or delta) for the move and pointer_motion action.

-w [±]PIXELS

Window width (or delta) for the resize action.

-h [±]PIXELS

Window height (or delta) for the resize action.

-m

Wait for the existence of a matching window.

-s

Handle symbolic desktop numbers.

Examples

Close the focused window:

xdo close

Close all the windows having the same class as the focused window:

xdo close -c

Hide all the windows of the current desktop except the focused window:

xdo hide -dr

Activate the window which ID is 0x00800109:

xdo activate 0x00800109

Send fake key press/release events with keycode 46 to the focused window:

xdo key_press -k 46; sleep 0.2; xdo key_release -k 46