[Xmonad] Some windows appear on the wrong head

Kai Grossjohann kai at emptydomain.de
Thu Aug 2 11:23:24 EDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 09:38:43AM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:

> On Wednesday 01 August 2007 01:47:20 Kai Grossjohann wrote:
> > Say my focus is on the second head.  I start Eclipse.  It shows a splash
> > window on the current head (the second one).  Then it pops up a
> > workspace chooser window, but that window appears on the first head!
> > (Even though focus is still on the second head, on the Eclipse splash
> > window, in fact.)
> >
> > Ideas?
> >
> > Kai
> We blindly accept the geometry requested by floating windows, which is usually 
> the right thing to do.  This case, however, is a bit troublesome.  What do 
> other window managers do in this situation?

I believe that ctwm puts transient windows in the same workspace as
their "parents" (not sure what is the correct term in X11-speak).  Or at
least it can be configured to do so.  Same for Sawfish, I think.

I guess this means to interpret the geometry relative to the workspace
of the parent.


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