Running regular X11 apps

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at
Fri Jun 27 05:36:19 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
> Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:12 AM,  <david at> wrote:
>>> this wouldn't require changing any code on any apps, just selecting the
>>> right window manager for that desktop (if the app never opens secondary
>>> windows it doesn't need any decorations, if it does, it may need some or
>>> all
>>> of the traditional decorations)
>> There are ways we can implement different behavior for different
>> windows (for example the maximus approach could be extended to do so).
>> The problem is, how do we know which windows should be displayed
>> fullscreen (say the firefox or the gedit one) and which not (the
>> gimp)? afaik there is no window hint which could help us there...
> Well, perhaps with the advent of UMPC and other medium-sized screen devices
> would make sense to have it? If we are quick, we could get that done in most
> software for F10 or F11?

The thing is that applications using the gimp windows model are rare
and discouraged (by the gnome hig at least). So I expect little
interest in coming up with hints to better describe that windows


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