Re: [wmii] More newbie strangeness -- no window decorations?

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 11:57:43 +0200

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:49:08AM +0200, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:24:14AM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > wmii treats applications
> > which windows request the size of the display as fullscreen
> > apps, which are always floating.
> Does this mean that a managed application with a single window in
> the corresponding view will be floating the next time when it
> stores the size (fullscreen, as it was the only window) on quit
> and requests that one again on start-up?

If a window requests exactly screen size, it will be floating
and cover the screen (this has to be done to support
fullscreen-windows like mplayer, xpdf -fullscreen etc.).

> btw. is there some place explaining what makes windows floating?

No, but it's simple:

A new window will be floating,
   - if it inherits the current tag AND the floating layer is focused
   - if an associated ~-rule matches the windows class:instance or name
   - if it has set the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR hint, it inherits the
     tag of the main window and will be floating


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