[xmonad] override_redirect [was Re: xmonad problem or application stealing keys?]

Hans Ekbrand hans at sociologi.cjb.net
Tue Aug 9 22:55:17 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 12:17:49PM -0400, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> 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.

Is using override_redirect a bug, a bad thing or a feature?

Is it meaningful to file a bug report (severity: whishlist) against

> 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).

Thanks for the rdesktop tips.

Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <hans at sociologi.cjb.net>
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