Re: [wmii] Floating window disappears

From: Arnaud Vrac <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 14:39:01 +0200

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 02:12:57PM +0200, Arnaud Vrac wrote:
>> I'm using wmii-3 rc5 and i found two bugs related to floating windows:
>> - the Gaim chat window disappears when i receive a message, if this
>> window is not on the selected view. "wmiir read /event" reports nothing
>> when i receive a message. To reproduce this: start to chat with someone,
>> switch on another view, and wait an incoming message. Switch back to the
>> previous view: the chat window is hidden !
>> - amarok OSD (a window in the top left corner, always on top) is only
>> displayed on one view. I'm not sure wmii can handle always-on-top
>> windows though.
> Yes, I know these issues, and I think it is not wmii's fault
> (Those clients seem to reconfigure the parent window on their
> own, what completely breaks ICCCM.) I think we will get a
> workaround for them after wmii-3 (though especially GAIM is
> considered as broken app ;)
> Can you supply the geometry of the specific client through
> reading its geom file if you switch to the view it is attched
> to?

Before receiving a message:
0 0 741 455
2560 0 741 455

I just solved the problem by unchecking "Raise IM window on events" in
the options :)

Thanks for your quick answers
Received on Tue May 16 2006 - 14:40:14 UTC

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