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

From: Geoffrey Alan Washburn <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 06:17:36 -0400

Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> 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.).
    This doesn't seem like the correct behavior. ion3 doesn't seem to
have any problems distinguishing between the case when an application
wants the full screen and when it asks for a window the size of a full
screen (in which case it ignores it).

>> 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
> OR
> - if an associated ~-rule matches the windows class:instance or name
> OR
> - if it has set the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR hint, it inherits the
> tag of the main window and will be floating
    But this seems to contradict what you just said above.

[Geoff Washburn||]
Received on Wed Jun 07 2006 - 12:17:39 UTC

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