Running regular X11 apps

Jim Gettys jg at
Fri Jun 27 11:09:52 EDT 2008

> 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...

Also note that Metacity is reputed to be a decent code base to work in;
a simple modification isn't unreasonable....
                   - Jim

Jim Gettys <jg at>
One Laptop Per Child

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