[openbox] ob 3.995, Gkrellm, xfce4-panel, and fbpager

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Wed May 30 16:24:59 EDT 2007

On 5/30/07, Peter N Spotts <pspotts at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Folks,
> This may be the wrong house to visit on this topic, but I'll try anyway.
> I'm running the latest, greatest prerelease of OB3.4 on Xubuntu 7.04.
> I've noticed that when Gkrellm is configured to remain hidden on
> fbpanel's task bar, it doesn't. It shows up as a task. Now, when I run
> xfce4-panel under OB, Gkrellm also shows up on the taskbar. When I run
> Xfce, Gkrellm obediently stays off xfce4-panel's task bar. And when I
> run fbpanel under Xfce, Gkrellm also is obedient. I've swapped email
> with fbpanel's developer, who says fbpanel is automatically set up to
> honor program requests to remain off the task bar. So, I naively ask
> myself, could the difference rest with something in the window manager
> I'm using? The answer can be, "No." But it is curious...

Gkrellm doesn't seem to be setting the SKIP_TASKBAR hint in Openbox
3.4.  Noone has determined why exactly that is the case, however.
Other applications can do this without a problem, it doesn't seem to
be a problem of Openbox not using the hint, just Gkrellm not setting


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