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

Peter N Spotts pspotts at alum.mit.edu
Wed May 30 16:27:12 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 16:24 -0400, Dana Jansens wrote:
> 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
> it.
> Dana

Thanks, Dana. I'll head over to the Gkrellm list and post there!

With best regards,

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