Re: [dwm] dealing with badly-behaved GUI applications

From: John Stewart <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:54:02 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you for the suggestion. Yes, I did try floating layout, with the same result, unfortunately. With a different swing app, one called jMemorize, I was able to run it using floating layout, but there was odd behaviour with menu items. I had to click about 8-10 pixels below a menu item to select it. In a nested X server it was fine.


----- Original Message ----
From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
To: dynamic window manager <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:34:06 AM
Subject: Re: [dwm] dealing with badly-behaved GUI applications

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 04:50:31PM -0700, John Stewart wrote:
> This may well be a newbie question. I frequently use freemind, an open-source java application for drawing mind maps. When running under dwm, version 0.8.1 stubbornly refuses to expand the map canvas to the whole screen.
> As a stop-gap, I'm running a nested X server (Xephyr), with a very basic VM. This works fine, but I'm curious to know how others may have dealt with similar problems, possibly with other applications.

Did you try running this app in floating layout?

Kind regards,

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Wed Mar 26 2008 - 16:54:34 UTC

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