Switch to windows using gpicker

wmctrl -i -a `wmctrl -l -x | gpicker -d "\n" -n "\n" - | awk '{print $1}'`
Require wmctrl and gpicker and an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager

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By: Iany
2010-08-30 02:19:43
awk

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