Re: [dev] fceux in fullscreen

From: Martti Kühne <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:14:58 +0200

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 12:35:36AM +0200, Eckehard Berns wrote:
> > I don't know what fceux is, [...]
> Fceux is a NES emulator.
> > I don't understand why exactly fceux creates this window, though.
> Ok, I'm dump. I tried three times to describe what happens here without
> boring everyone to death - and I failed. So I deleted everything I
> wrote. The gist of it is that fceux needs to use some hacks to get the
> best results with SDL for its use case and that prompts this new empty
> window (created by SDL). As I said in my other mail I don't really know
> which part to fix - fceux, SDL or dwm. If someone wants to look into
> this I can provide some pointers (and some boring as hell explanation).

Idea: match a rule against fceux. implement a new kind of rule for floating
windows along with that and "squeeze" it to the background. there was a fix
against floating windows landing underneath fullscreen or stacked windows on
this list that made it into mainline dwm, where you will find out about xlib's
z-indexing functionality, which will point you the way by saving you a lot of

another idea: there are at least 20 emulators that are capable of emulating
nes. try to find a sane one among these.

hacker's idea: fix fceux; obviously it's committing severe crimes against x11.

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