xfdesktop without fullscreen window

edscott wilson garcia edscott at lunar-linux.org
Wed Nov 12 14:59:34 CET 2003

On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 02:57, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Hey all,
> I don't think we will support icons on the desktop anytime soon, so I  
> wondered if it would be hard to not use the fullscreen window, but  
> still use gtk to handle events (mainloop, mouse click callbacks, etc).
> It proved to be rather easy. I made the fullscreen window an input-only  
> GtkInvisible and now things like xplanet and xpenguins just work.
> The settings dialog wasn't changed, so xfdesktop will still set the  
> background when it is started, but other desktop setters can take over  
> afterwards.
> Should we ever want to implement desktop icon support it will be quite  
> easy to switch back to using a fullscreen window.
> You can get it here:
> http://members.home.nl/xfce4/files/xfdesktop-4.1-20031112.tar.gz
> Is this something we want for 4.2?

I'd say yes. Or at least have a configuration option
(--enable-root-window) so it can be selected by the user.

> 	Jasper
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