Re: [wmii] Floating window out of wmii control

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:23:33 +0200

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 07:53:32PM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 07:44:22PM -0400, Tom Lieber wrote:
> >Azureus' notification pop-ups appear in the bottom corner of my
> >screen, but they don't get the wmii title bar, I can't drag them, and
> >I can't click any of their buttons or send keyboard input. They exist
> >above the bar but below other windows, float or otherwise. They don't
> >appear to be floated or docked.
> >
> >It's a poorly-behaved application, but I think it's a bug if I can't
> >interact with those windows at all, and they hide the bar. I'm running
> >3.1. Should I try tip before reporting this?
> This most likely means that Azureus mapped the windows itself, rather than
> asking for the window manager to map them. This means that Azureus wants
> the popups to be undecorated and that it wants to manage their keyboard
> focus and positioning itself. There will most likely be no difference in
> tip, but you might check the behavior with another window manager. As for
> waiting to report this, you've already reported it so I don't understand
> the question.

No, we receive a MapRequest for those windows, but the Azureus
developer set the override_redirect flag of such windows to true
(which should only be done for windows which should not be
managed by a WM like splash screens, fullscreen windows and such


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