[xmonad] Left pointer gone, again

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Apr 22 04:49:19 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 02:53, Wirt Wolff <wirtwolff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I would definitely support that, and probably many others would too.
> The setting of the pointer was a heated bike-shed issue when it first came
> up, hehe. It seemed completely obvious to the person submitting the patches
> that of course xmonad should do this, while it was equally obvious to others
> that this should be a desktop environment or user set item.
> Your justification that a desktop environment base config like gnomeConfig
> shouldn't over­write settings from the DE seems more reasonable and "self
> evident" than most all the points people made to get it included.
> Thanks for confirming that this happens and being willing to file a bug.
> I've gotten pretty lazy about sending patches or working on documentation so
> likely won't take any further action but to express my support for the
> change, but hopefully someone will step up.

I raised bug 392[1] for it.  I also attached a proposed fix.

> If you use the gnome task bar you may want a `>> ewmhDesktopsStartupHook' in
> there too, to initialize the extended window manager hints items.

Yes, I noticed that one myself this morning, just before reading emails :-)


[1] http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=392
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