Re: [dev] dwm-5.8.1 / dmenu-4.1.1

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 10:07:00 +0100

On 29 May 2010 22:18, Sylvain Laurent <> wrote:
> 2010/5/29 Kris Maglione <>:
>> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 07:59:39PM +0100, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>>> On 29 May 2010 19:17, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>>>> On 29 May 2010 18:18, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 01:12:15PM +0100, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>>>>> The getfullscreen bit is probably not necessary in most cases. The rest
>>>>> of the clientmessage function is a hack, because I don't know the dwm
>>>>> sourcecode well enough to do it properly. It's just to show what's required.
>>>> I got a similar impression when reverting the changeset that the EWMH
>>>> fullscreen handling was incomplete.
>>>> Overall my aim is trying to prevent using too much EWMH magic, though as
>>>> things look more clients seem to fully depend on EWMH nowadays for
>>>> fullscreen handling, like chromium.
>> I think the intention of the patch wasn't to support EWMH fullscreen so much
>> as to tell apps that they were in fullscreen mode. Without it, chromium went
>> fullscreen fine, but it still showed its tab bar, etc. A lot of apps (when
>> the WM supports EWMH) only show their fullscreen UI when they have the EWMH
>> fullscreen hint set on their window. It's actually a good thing in a lot of
>> cases, because if you manually force the apps to fullscreen from the WM side
>> they tend to hide their decorations properly.
> Yes, that's what I was thinking about EWMH, there is already monocle
> mode to set full screen on the user's end, by not maximizing windows
> when sending hint to the window it allows users to play with
> monocle/floating/tiles mode.

I spend some time on the fullscreen issues and came up with a version
that works for all cases I tested so far. It is committed into hg tip.
It is a simplification of Kris' patch (basically I got rid of
superflous checks that don't seem to be necessary), but with a more
complicated clientmessage(). I also extended Client a bit to keep
state and changed resize(). The changes I did are backwards compliant
for any layout algorithms however.

Please test hg tip and let me know any issues.

Kind regards,
Received on Sun May 30 2010 - 09:07:00 UTC

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