Re: Still need a hint for undecorated windows
- From: Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov iki fi>
- To: wm-spec-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Still need a hint for undecorated windows
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 17:08:29 +0000 (UTC)
On 2005-06-28, Bill Haneman <Bill Haneman Sun COM> wrote:
> I think my reasons were quite sound; applications can and will (despite
> what you may think they should do) pop up windows that they don't want
It's not up for the apps to decide that if they want the window to be
managed. Some window managers might have special policies for such
windows if they had a semantic hint of the window's use, but completely
mismanage the window if the app thinks it knows better.
> For accessibility reasons it is vital that such windows not
> be override-redirect.
For accessibility reasons the WM should have an idea how the window really
should be managed under that particular WM.
There's a reason why it's called a window _manager_, although most WMs
hardly manage windows, but just provide ways for the user to manage them.
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