Re: [dev] [wmii] Chromium always starts as a floating window

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:46:06 -0400

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 05:39:03PM -0400, Aaron Lindsay wrote:
>Hi all,
>I'm using wmii under Arch, and have found that whenever I start
>Chromium (version 10.0.648.133) (whether by Mod-p or by command line)
>it is spawned as a floating window in wmii. I have installed both the
>default from the Arch package repository as well as the latest version
>from mercurial, and double- and triple-checked that none of my tag
>rules could be setting it to be a floating window. Every other
>application starts normally as a stacked window. I cannot find a way
>to explicitly set a window as non-floating via tag rules (i.e., the
>inverse of ~). I assume this is by design because windows should start
>as non-floating by default.
>Has anyone else encountered this problem, or have any insight into it?

I suspect that on 3.9, you'd want:

   /^chrom/ -> -~

In tip, it'd be:

   /^chrom/ floating=off

Kris Maglione
Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad
	--Fred Brooks
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