Re: Why does Sawfish dislike KDE dockable applications?
- From: Timo Korvola <tkorvola welho com>
- To: sawfish-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Why does Sawfish dislike KDE dockable applications?
- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:22:12 +0200
Milan Zamazal <pdm zamazal org> writes:
> When I start a KDE application which docks into the system tray, its
> system tray icon usually jumps over the screen crazily,
The KDE system tray uses a half-documented protocol which requires
support from the window manager, which Sawfish does not have.
Freedesktop.org has a newer protocol, which does not require special
tricks from the wm. The KDE 3.3 tray applet seems to support both
protocols but applications use the old one. I don't know if they have
switched to the new protocol in 3.4. Is anyone here using KDE 3.4
> How can I prevent this problem occurring?
The simplest way is of course not to use the system tray. I suppose
that support for the old protocol could be implemented in Sawfish but
I don't know if it is worth the trouble because KDE might and
hopefully will stop using that protocol.
Here is the incomplete documentation of the protocol:
People have tried to figure out the rest of it from the source:
Timo Korvola <URL:http://www.iki.fi/tkorvola>
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