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Command line window focus switcher

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Command line window focus switcher

Switch to the desktop containing the application, raise the window, and give it focus.


Install [`wmctrl`][wmctrl] then run:

$ easy_install look-at

Ubuntu users could try ppa:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:e15/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install look-at


$ look-at <application>

Use cases

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

#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

and reload settings:

$ killall -HUP xbindkeys


Development of `look-at` happens on Github:

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


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