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Xdotool sample

Using the Xdotool sample bundle

The Xdotool sample bundle in samples/xdotool-windowminimize shows how to use the xdotool service to execute xdotool commands by minimizing the currently active window.


Only works on Linux


You will need a working nodecg-io installation. If you have non yet take a look at installation guide. You may need to install this bundle, so take a look at the “Try an included sample”-Guide. It will also tell you how to log in and how to use the GUI.

  • Xdotool installed

Configure the Xdotool sample bundle

  1. In NodeCG, create a new xdotool service instance.

  2. Enter settings port -1 tells nodecg-io to use a locally installed xdotool:

        "host": "",
        "port": -1

    After entering it, click save.

  3. Set the sample's (xdotool-windowminimize) dependency to be the newly created service instance (of type xdotool).

  4. Your browser window should get minimized.