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Re: override_redirect of X Window System

From: Mike Hearn
Subject: Re: override_redirect of X Window System
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:32:14 +0100
User-agent: Pan/0.14.0 (I'm Being Nibbled to Death by Cats!)

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 17:24:15 +0200, Sir Jan D. scribed thus:
> It is true that Metacity (the current Gnome window manager) does not
> allow you to move windows above the screen (i.e. y coordinate less than
> zero), but this is a Metacity bug.  Maybe you can run another window manager?
> Some that even allows you to specify that the window in question shall
> have no decorations at all (most except Metacity can handle this)?

It is not a metacity bug - there is an agreed upon protocol for full
screening windows, and override-redirect is not it.

To Kazu: I'd recommend you research the latest EWMH specification, that
will show you how to properly fullscreen windows.

thanks -mike

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