[Xmonad] Re: Some windows appear on the wrong head

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Aug 2 12:00:44 EDT 2007

On Aug 2, 2007, at 11:39 , Bruce Stephens wrote:

> My interpretation is that the application's specifying the position as
> (0,0) and metacity regards that as "don't care".  The size looks OK,
> though, and the same in metacity as in xmonad, so I guess that *is*
> being set.
> That all seems quite plausible for a transient, so I'd guess if xmonad
> did that it would be acceptable.  (Quite likely it is specified in
> ICCCM somewhere and I just didn't spot it.)

Actually, I think that's an old bug workaround that has turned into a  
feature.  Some ancient applications used (0,0) to mean "don't  
care" (holdover from X10?), and window managers often (not always)  
honor it as such for backward compatibility; I guess it's back in vogue.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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