Olivier fourdan at xfce.org
Tue Jun 29 21:09:29 CEST 2004


transient for root is not an ICCCM standard, but it's a commonly
supported behaviour.

It basically means "transient for all windows of the same group", in
other words, transient for all windows that share the same group leader.

Amazingly enough, Qt apps set the group leader to themselves. I guess
that's ok (alhtough I find it quite odd), but that fools xfwm4 internals
that try to keep transients with their parents.

I'll have a look at it.


On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 14:06, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Olivier,
> I just realised that toplevel Qt dialogs (without a parent QWidget) set the 
> root window for the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR property. Looking at the ICCCM and the 
> fd.o wm spec, this behaviour is granted. But it looks like xfwm4 places such 
> windows on all desktops, but unlike the sticky state, the window changes its 
> desktop whenever the user changes the desktop, that says, it stays on the 
> current desktop. Dunno if thats the expected behaviour (neither ICCCM nor the 
> wmspec seem to dictate the behaviour), but its rather annouying.
> Benedikt
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