Re: Application modal transients windows

On Fri, 05 Nov 1999, Paul Warren wrote:
> The 1.9b draft suggests that we should use the GTK method of application
> modal dialog boxes as standard, where WM_TRANSIENT_FOR is set to the root
> window, and the dialog is kept above all other windows in this group.  
> John Harper has pointed out that this is not inline with the ICCCM, which
> demands that WM_TRANSIENT_FOR should only contain the id of another
> top-level window, and by the ICCCM definition the root window is not a
> top-level window.
> So, do we add another hint indicating application modality, and go and try
> to persuade the GTK people to change their ways, or do we put up with this
> bending of the ICCCM.  
> Any opinions?

I vote for the GTK way. Too many applications do it like this anyway, which
means (virtually?) all window managers are able to handle this properly (or at
least to ignore it).

  ... eagerly waiting for "specs - the next iteration"

> Paul
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