Feature: fix borders for misbehaving applications

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 17:03:27 CEST 2022

On Thu, 20 Oct 2022 at 16:58, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Oct 2022 at 16:02, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult <
> lkml at metux.net> wrote:
>> On 20.10.22 15:32, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>> > I already explicitly expressed my disagreement on forcing decorations
>> in
>> > the WM against the will of the application, I did so in both the issue
>> > and in the merge request -
>> So the will of some corporations like Microsoft counts a lot more to you
>> than the user's will ?
> Who writes or publishes the application is irrelevant.
>> And users should not have the freedom to get a consistent UI ?
> I am saying that if there is a bug in an application, the application
> should be fixed, rather than adding tons of code in the WM to work around
> whatever applications do.

Also, note the "if" above, because surely xfce is not the only desktop out
there, so either that specific application misbehaves with xfwm4 only, and
that needs to be investigated on the xfce side, or it affects all desktops
and window managers alike and that needs to be fixed in the application.

Either way, adding hacks in the window manager to work around the issue is
not the solution, it never has been.

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