Re: [wmii] Other bugs in latest snap

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 18:05:50 +0100

On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:34:05AM +0100, Vincent wrote:
> Hi there,
> two things I noticed while trying the last snapshop yesturday:
> 1. I got a tag screen laid out in two columns (the left one is Mozilla,
> the right one Gaim, itself further divided vertically between the «
> status » window over and the chat « window » under). When I switch to a
> different tag, then switch back, the chat window of Gaim does not
> reappear (it is replaced by the background) where it is supposed to be.
> Instead it is — wrongly — shifted to the left column, where it does not
> belong, and it is placed under Mozilla, so that it remains hidden. It's
> like a ghost window. But, I cannot extend the Gaim status window,
> though. There seems to be a confusion between the logical coordinates as
> kept by Wmii and the place the window really appears.

Such issues seem to be related to broken apps. They do configure
window calls on their own and send configurerequests, which wmii
ignores for managed apps. Maybe the only solution is to only use
such kinds of windows in a floating way.

> 2. If I have only two tags, and retag the second one into the first, the
> last tag (to which no window belong anymore) is still displayed on the
> status bar. It cannot be activated, but it is nevertheless present.

That is wanted behavior, because the tag is not destroyed after
least disappearance of a window, but on selecting a new tag.
This allows to not loose a tag workspace which has been created
by a splash window or something similiar which disappears before
the main window appears.


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