stop cycling desktops with scrollbutton

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed Sep 22 21:03:29 CEST 2004

1) xfdesktop could let the event pass thru just like rox does...
2) Don't remove the feature from xfwm4, as some people use it w/out
xfdesktop and xfce.


On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 20:53, Nils Rennebarth wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> >>Actually, since xfwm4 catches those scroll events anyway, we could perhaps
> >>remove it from xfdesktop.
> > not unless there's some weird X magic going on that says the root window
> > catches all button events.  otherwise, xfdesktops virtual root will block
> > the scroll event form ever getting to the real root window (and thus xfwm4
> > won't ever see it).
> Ahh, that was the explanation that I was looking for.
> And no, there is no such magic going on. So we need to implement it in 
> xfdesktop only and remove it from xfwm4 because the window manager never 
> sees button events that happen over the root window only. If xdesktop is 
> running, that is.
> Any suggestions for adding options to xdesktop during the current freeze?
> Btw: (I am new to this) How are keypresses different from button presses 
> in this respect, because keypresses do arrive at the window manager?
 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at - - 

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