[xmonad] Window gets pulled into another workspace

Owain Sutton owain at owainsutton.co.uk
Fri Dec 28 22:05:18 CET 2012

I remember asking a while back about Firefox imposing a switch of workspaces 
when I opened a link via another program on another workspace, and got a 
response that it was the fault of Firefox for doing something it shouldn't.  I 
can't remember more than that, I'm afraid, having long since stopped using 
Firefox!  For the details, you might want to search the archives.

On 15:31, Fri 28 Dec 2012, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:31:55 -0500
> From: Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [xmonad] Window gets pulled into another workspace
> To: adam vogt <vogt.adam at gmail.com>, Xmonad Mailing List
>  <xmonad at haskell.org>
> List-Id: "xmonad: a tiling window manager" <xmonad.haskell.org>
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Raghavendra D Prabhu <
> raghu.prabhu13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have manageHooks in place; in this case, the manageHook is for terminal
> > to be on workspace B and firefox on workspace A and somehow the terminal
> > gets pulled into workspace B. Note that this doesn't only happen with
> > windows with manageHooks but any active window.
> > To reproduce this, create a request to make a window in a time-delayed
> > fashion, best way is to start firefox download for a busy site (or just
> > enough for you to move to other workspace).
> But I tend to do this somewhat regularly, and don't see this.
> EXCEPT:  if I'm using xcompmgr, which seems to get confused in this and
> similar cases.  (If you use a compositing manager, it draws and positions
> all actual windows; an application "window" exists but is never mapped.
>  Compositing in X is rather hacky.)  Are you using xcompmgr, by any chance?
> I have heard that compton fixes this issue with xcompmgr, but have not been
> able to verify.
> -- 
> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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