Re: Desktop applet windows

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 01:02:07PM -0700, Rob Adams wrote:
> I think that there is a need for a new window type in the EWMH for
> desktop applet-style windows that should behave as though "embedded" in
> the desktop window.  This would probably mean a window layer below that
> for STATE_BELOW windows but above that for TYPE_DESKTOP windows, and
> would provide other useful semantics such as ignoring the window for
> window placement purposes, not putting the window into Alt-tab list, not
> decorating the window, etc.
> I would propose _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_EMBEDDED or perhaps
> Comments?  Note to desktop-devel subscribers; please reply only to
> wm-spec-list.

My feeling is that desklets should actually be embedded in the desktop
window (i.e. work like applets). The standalone window thing is pretty
much just a hack. The desklets need to be coordinated with other icons
and things on the desktop, so need to be managed by the desktop


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