[xmonad] mplayer & borders

Xiao-Yong Jin xj2106 at columbia.edu
Fri Feb 1 18:20:55 EST 2008

Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> writes:

> * Xiao-Yong Jin <xj2106 at columbia.edu> [2008-02-01 17:25:13-0500]
>> Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> writes:
>> > It seems to be one of the most frequently asked questions on the IRC, so
>> > I've just added it to FAQ[1]. As I wrote there, I don't see any way to
>> > automate this task with manageHook. Keeping an extra bit for each window
>> > (whether to draw borders) looks like overkill for, I guess, single
>> > program which needs it. Does anyone have ideas how to automate
>> > NoBorders in a simple way?
>> >
>> >   1. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Frequently_asked_questions#I_don.27t_like_borders_around_mplayer
>> I don't understand why xmonad cannot do the same thing as
>> how dwm treats mplayer.
> Would you tell us?
> I don't see dwm treats mplayer separately.
> Just one rule to make it floating in config.def.h.

Have you tried it?  It is not a separate treatment.  The
issue is that, in dwm, when the rule is applied, full
screened mplayer, got by pressing `f', is _correctly_
positioned on the screen, borders _outside_ of the screen.
On the contrary, what you can get from a floating full
screened mplayer in xmonad is top and left borders on the
edge of the screen and you need to move the mplayer window
up and left 1 pixel manually to achieve what dwm does

I'm no expert on window manager.  Hope the above description
is informative enough.
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