[xmonad] Still seeing Java gray screens after applying patch from Issue 177

Sean Neilan sean at seanneilan.com
Sun Nov 4 01:33:41 CET 2012

Hot damn! That worked. I didn't have to use Ewmh. Just set the WMName to

Thank you!

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Sean Neilan <sean at seanneilan.com> wrote:
>> Without restarting X11, I did xmonad --recompile and still see grey
>> screens when starting Java apps.
> Last I'd heard, recent Java 7 was still broken in some way that ICCCMFocus
> can't fix.  But ICCCMFocus only addresses focus issues, not gray windows;
> that part is generally dealt with by forcing the window manager name to one
> that is recognized as non-reparenting, to turn off a bit of questionable
> design in the JVM.  (I had been under the impression this wasn't necessary
> in Java 7, but I don't know for certain.)
> That said, try using EwmhDesktops (which adds in the known gray-window
> fixes automatically) or adding (setWMName "LG3D") to the StartupHook (or
> myStartupHook in your config).
> --
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