Re: [dwm] File browser window pop-up in web browser

From: Jeremy Cartel <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:36:12 +0000

Never mind, I figured out the problem. The file browsing window was popping
up on another virtual desktop for some reason. At least I know it went

2009/3/27 Jeremy Cartel <>

> I have tried moving around the windows with MOD+left mouse click, to see if
> any windows were hidden. Only the single terminal and Firefox was open. I
> also tried MOD+k for the sake of trying, but to no avail. I haven't put
> anything in config.h about Firefox or Iceweasel (I left it at default), so
> maybe I'll need to do something about that.
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 5:57 AM, bill lam <> wrote:
>> On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Jeremy Cartel wrote:
>> > I'm currently using the latest stable version of Mozilla Firefox.
>> However,
>> > whenever I click on a button that requires browsing files, such as
>> uploading
>> > photos from my computer on an image hosting site, or in the Firefox
>> > Preferences of where I choose to save my downloads, I have to click on
>> > 'Browse' but the current window I have to click 'Browse' on just freezes
>> and
>> > no other windows come up. I can still move the window, but I can't click
>> on
>> > anything on it. I can still use the main Firefox window, though (the one
>> > that's up before I go into the Preferences) or any other Firefox window
>> > that's open. The only way to make the "frozen" window go away is to kill
>> the
>> > Firefox process. I'm using dwm 4.7-3 and GTK 2.12.11-4 (this is what
>> Debian
>> > reports as the versions I'm using. I obtained using apt-get install)
>> I suspect that the popup window is placed behind the main window. Try
>> repeated modkey+k to bring that window to the front. The firefox in
>> debian was re-branded to iceweasel (classname 'Iceweasel'), so it may
>> need to change config.h and recompile dwm again to make firefox
>> floating.
>> HTH
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