pop-up window handling

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Tue Sep 10 18:50:20 CEST 2002

I would add that, according to Metacity documentation, some Java apps
set transient_for even on popup menus, making those practically unusable
when centered in parent window.

So, yes, this could be done in the window manager, but not necessarily
suitable for all apps. 

The best would be that the application itself centers its dialogs (like
some gnome apps do)


On Tue, 2002-09-10 at 18:44, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On 10 Sep 2002 09:08:54 -0700
> Jack Coates <jack at monkeynoodle.org> wrote:
> > Is there any way to make xfwm put pop-ups in the middle of the parent
> > application? For instance -- I delete a file in Rox. Rox pops up a
> > window asking if I'm sure. That window comes up in the opposite corner
> > of the screen.
> Actually, ROX should take care of that. Perhaps xfwm can be a little
> smarter if the dialog sets the 'transient_for' hint, but I'm not even
> sure ROX does that for its dialogs.
> Jasper
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