[xmonad] Problem with smartBorders, multiple screens, and fullscreen windows

Hans Chen hanswchen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 04:57:42 CET 2013

In case someone else has the same problem and finds this thread: it appears
to have been a bug in Compton (https://github.com/chjj/compton), I'm
running the latest Git version and can't reproduce this issue anymore.


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Hans Chen <hanswchen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi ~d,
> Thanks for trying to reproduce my results, I really appreciate it!
> Oh, are you running mplayer in virtualbox? Can you reproduce this problem
>> when running mplayer in xmonad directly? Is xmonad running on the guest or
>> the host (or both)?
> I realize now that I was unclear, sorry about that - no, mplayer and
> virtualbox are two separate examples, I run mplayer directly (and let
> xmonad handle the window). Same with virtualbox, xmonad is running on the
> host and the guest OS is Windows XP.
>> 2. More detailed reproduce steps:
>>> - Run "mplayer /path/to/video/file" in a terminal on [screen 1]. A
>>> floating
>>> mplayer window should show up on [screen 1].
>>> - Press "f" key to make mplayer fullscreen.
>> Nothing happens after this step! Perhaps we're playing with different
>> versions of mplayer?
> What do you mean with "nothing happens"? Doesn't mplayer fullscreen work
> at all? Can you get e.g. VLC to do fullscreen? I have the same problem
> there. I can also reproduce it with flashplayer, but that one's a bit
> different since by default Flash will exit fullscreen when it loses focus.
> With best regards,
> Hans
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