Re: [wmii] Why does Eclipse float?

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 19:28:12 +0200

On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 12:33:04PM -0400, Bill Puschmann wrote:
> Eclipse remembers its window size when it closes and then requests it when
> it starts up again. By design, any window requesting its own specific size
> is treated as "floating" (as most of the time these windows are splash
> screens or apps that break the official window conventions). So, Eclipse
> gets bumped into floating.
> This, unfortunately, has no fix. It'll always float initially. There are
> rules to make an app float by default, but not one to make it max.
> This whole scenario was discussed on the lists a couple months ago. :)

IIRC eclipse sets a TRANSIENT_FOR hint on its main window(sic!)
to its splash screen, because some Java/SWT moron at IBM thought
KDE is how X works.


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