[Rd] Possible x11 window manager window aggregation under one icon?

Balasubramanian Narasimhan n@r@@ @end|ng |rom @t@n|ord@edu
Mon Mar 22 18:27:03 CET 2021

Confession: haven't done this in decades.

Isn't the usual way to use 'xwininfo' to figure out the information 
about any X window and set a specific resource in the .X11defaults or 
equivalent?  Also doing the same with windows that aggregate could yield 
a common resource, perhaps?


On 3/20/21 9:51 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> [ I hope the Subject: is arcane enough to reduce readership to a handful :) ]
> Running the default window manager in the Linux distribution I am running,
> multiple 'windows' of the same program are usually aggregated under one icon.
> I typically have numerous (gnome) terminals, several top-level emacs windows,
> likely more than brower window (even with tabs) and so on. They all aggregate
> under the top-level icon
> R plots however all have one each. Needless to say I may also have more than
> one plot device open...  Would anyone know how we can force these to
> aggregate under just one?  I had some digital fingerprints on the .desktop
> file that ships with simply because someone first sent it to me as a patch
> for the Debian package. But I know nuttin' about the XDG desktop
> specification and all that. I had one idea regarding window titles, but those
> are different for the terminals and emacs windows too.  Anybody have an idea?
> Dirk

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