Re: [dev] [wmii] Windows without borders

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:01:48 +0000

You should probably draw on the root window, rather than try to create
a new floating and borderless one.

On 1/24/11, loz.accs <> wrote:
> Hi all, I've got a problem with urxvt terminal emulator, there is a
> way to make urxvt behavior like background wallpaper on desktop. I
> mean without borders and control from wm like other "normal" windows,
> just terminal on your desktop.
> urxvt has -bl option, according man page:
> "-bl Compile frills: Set MWM hints to request a borderless window,
> i.e. if honoured by the WM, the rxvt-unicode window will not have
> window decorations; resource borderLess. If the window manager does
> not support MWM hints (e.g. kwin), enables override-redirect mode."
> But in wmii urxvt with -bl cannot get input focus from keyboard - I
> can select lines by mouse, but terminal's cursor is always empty.
> Besides this window always on top, like floating, visible on all tags
> and cannot be moved or resized by mouse.
> Is there any way to make wmii cooperate with borderless windows? And
> is it possible to place urxvt directly on desktop, under all tiled and
> floated windows?
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