Pho and window managers (Shallow Thoughts)

Akkana's Musings on Open Source, Science, and Nature.

Thu, 08 Jul 2004

Pho and window managers

I worked some more on pho yesterday, trying to fix some of the problems Dave has been seeing in other window managers, particularly Metacity. I got rid of most of the problems, but metacity still asks him to place and size the initial window. I have no idea why; I'm specifying initial window size, and no other program asks him that. I also haven't solved the problem of the window getting focus after it resizes out from under the mouse cursor (in lots of window managers, such as openbox). Typing that, I just got a brainstorm: maybe it's a race condition, that the focus loss doesn't happen until after expose, but the "ask for focus" happens before the resize has propogated through the X server. Must try!

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