[xmonad] Tabbed.addTabs broken?

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Tue Feb 12 05:02:45 EST 2008

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 02:36:27PM -0500, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> 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.

Won't the X server clean them up when the client that created them exits?  (the
Display file descriptor is set to close on exec, as far as I know)

Spencer Janssen

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