xfce4-session incompatible with compositor

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sat Sep 25 23:44:13 CEST 2004

Hi Benny,

I've done the compositor in xfwm4 and it's working fairly well... except
with the xfce4-session manager.

Xfce4-session grabs the display to prevent any user/app interaction, and
display the dialog while the screen is grabbed.

Unfortunately, that can't work because the compositor can't access the
scrreen, so the dialog is no rendered on screen...

That particular design won't work with any compositor manager, not just
xfwm4's compositor.

The solution (which would be much better IMO) would be to do just like
you did with the splash screen, ie map an override redirect on top all
all windows. The compositor doenst' prevent grabbing the keyboard and
mouse, off course.

What do you think?

 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at xfce.org - http://www.xfce.org - 

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