[xmonad] Tabbed.addTabs broken?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Feb 11 14:36:27 EST 2008

On Feb 11, 2008, at 14:31 , Andrea Rossato wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 02:20:46PM -0500, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH  
> wrote:
>>  I will repeat that the correct way to designate decoration  
>> windows is to
>>  attach a decoration property to them, both to answer questions of  
>> "is this a
>>  real window?" and to be able to recover if xmonad exits  
>> unexpectedly leaving
>>  its decoration windows around (otherwise restarting xmonad turns  
>> decoration
>>  windows into managed windows because it doesn't know any better).
> decoration windows have the override_redirect bit set to true, and so
> xmonad is not going to manage them on a restart.

So instead they just hang around forever.  You still want the  
property in that case, so a restarted xmonad can correctly recognize  
them as orphaned and destroy them.

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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