Re: getting desktop size

On Sun, Feb 14, 1999 at 12:58:20PM -0500, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> George wrote:
> > 
> > I've been thinking about this ... and the panel should (in the future) ... to
> > avoid wm docks and stuff, work only in a speicified rectangle ... so how
> > would I get this ... basically I think the wm should take all the windows
> > it's supposed to avoid and tell the clients about it ... I don't see why the
> > panel should track it all (or any other app that wants to know, such as gmc
> > could use it as well for icon placement) ...
> Why should the WM tell the clients? They can read the hints just as well
> as
> the WM can. It wouldn't even be that hard to add an API call to
> gnome-winhints
> to compute this. I think we should try to keep to as few hints as
> possible,
> high server traffic == bad.

I think both the panel and gmc doing the same calculations (they don't
currently try to get the hints) is bad ... that would increase server traffic
much more I think ...


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