[openbox] window on the top
danakj at orodu.net
Wed Apr 2 09:58:58 EDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Ctrl Alt Back
<ctrlaltback at whitelabel.name> wrote:
> in my rc.xml :
> <application class="*">
> <application class="pd">
> I tried all possible combinations, and Pd (Pure Data) is still not
> accepting decorations, hiding modal under etc.
I'm assuming you used xprop to see what it's WM_CLASS hint is set to?
Usually class names start with a capital letter..
> Also noticed strange behavior:
> tried to close unsaved patch in Pd, and modal dialog opened somewhere
> under other windows. Then i switch to another desktop, and when i come
> back, modal is on the top.
> > > Modal windows stay above windows that that they are
> > > modal for, but not
> > > above other windows to which they are not related.
> > > There is no
> > > concept of "globally modal" windows, which is very
> > > much on purpose.
> In other WM it works that way. in openbox, modals are lost under.
> It is not question of setting modals globally, question is what is it so
> different from other WM that makes pd behave this way.
> > You can use rc.xml option of application based
> > configs.
> only option i found is <layer>above</layer>.
> > There you can which that special window be on top. or
> > define it on your application to open that window that way.
> <decor>yes</decor> does not work either in this case,
> i tried in icewm-lite and it works ok.
Pure Data must be requesting something strange for its modal dialog
then, making it a child of a single window which is not the one you're
working in or something. Is it a proprietary app? I would try it and
see what is happening if I could.
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