[xmonad] xmonad problem or application stealing keys?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 18:17:49 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 05:08, Hans Ekbrand <hans at sociologi.cjb.net> wrote:

> If I start the application with command line parameters that will make
> it try to get fullscreen mode, then:
>  - the current layout of the workspace is ignored, and the xpdf window
>   indeed fill the whole workspace.
>  - the keys for cycling through windows in the current workspace are
>   ignored. (keys for switching to another workspace still works).

This is symptomatic of a window that is not being managed, i.e. it uses
override_redirect.  In the case of rdesktop, you should not use -f; try -D
-K possibly along with a layout that supports managed fullscreen
(XMonad.Layout.Fullscreen in darks XMonadContrib).

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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