Re: [wmii] Why does Eclipse float?

From: Bill Puschmann <>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 16:38:27 -0400

For what it's worth...

Anselm described it better. There're two reasons something will launch in
floating mode - and I chose the wrong one :)

Let's leave the flaming out of it. There are much better IDEs than
Eclipse. There are much worse ones. I knew there'd be flaming on the
topic, I just didn't expect it as harsh from Anselm (maybe from Uriel....
no, certainly from Uriel :)... heck, his flames are half the reason I stay
on the list!). We were all beginners once.

On 8/8/06, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <> wrote:
> Kai Grossjohann <> writes:
> > Steffen Liebergeld wrote:
> >> On 8/8/06, Kai Grossjohann <> wrote:
> >>
> >>> When I start Eclipse, its main window floats. Why?
> >>>
> >>
> >> My guess is that it requests to be float. Just check it with xprop.
> >>
> > (I wouldn't know which part of the output of xprop tells me whether it
> > requested to float. But Bill explained that Eclipse sets its own
> > geometry.)
> Of course you have quite a few options to fix this; manually making it
> non-floating is probably not the best:
> 1. change the eclipse source code
> 2. change the wmii source code
> 3. add something to your wmiirc program to make it non-floating when it
> opens
> I don't have a copy of eclipse on hand, so I can't check the source
> code, but note that if it has a splash screen, the main window may
> become floating solely because the flash screen becomes floating, and
> then if it is still open when the main window is mapped, the floating
> area will be the selected area, and so the main window will become
> floating. (This would be a sort-of bug in wmii.)
> --
> Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
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