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xdo - Perform actions on windows

xdo ACTION [OPTIONS] [WID ...]

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

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.

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.

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
09/18/2017 Xdo 0.5.7