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Re: override_redirect of X Window System

From: Mike Hearn
Subject: Re: override_redirect of X Window System
Date: 24 Sep 2003 18:40:46 +0100

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 18:14, Jan D. wrote:
> > It is not a metacity bug - there is an agreed upon protocol for full
> > screening windows, and override-redirect is not it.
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106740

This is about being able to move windows above panels for accessibility
reasons, not how apps are supposed to fullscreen.

> > To Kazu: I'd recommend you research the latest EWMH specification, that
> > will show you how to properly fullscreen windows.
> This requires XSendEvent.  It is not available from elisp.
> It is also not a solution that works on all window managers out there.

It works on all standards compliant WMs, which is an increasing number.
There's no need to expose XSendEvent to elisp, simply having a
fullscreen function that does the necessary machinery would work too.

thanks -mike

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