Awn

AWN above fullscreen window

Asked by Vadim Nevorotin on 2010-09-23

Is it possible to use AWN with fullscreen applications? I've tried to play with different window options throw devilspie, but still when I open fullscreen RDP window I can't access to AWN. I use intelligent mode of AWN, but also try all other.

I've found here: http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html#STACKINGORDER a description of windows ordering, and as I understand it's not so easy to show AWN always above fullscreen windows. But for example Remmina has it's own panel, that always is above fullscreeen RDP session, so it isn't impossible.

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2010-09-27
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2010-09-27
Michal Hruby (mhr3) said : #1

No, fullscreen windows are supposed to be on top of everything, usually you can get something on top of fullscreen window only temporarily (while the fullscreen window is not active).
Still there is a function (some call it feature, some a bug) that when you use any of the hiding methods with Fade-out hide mode, Awn will popup on top of fullscreen window when you touch the edge.

Vadim Nevorotin (malamut) said : #2

Well, as I see Remmina's bar successfully fixed above fullscreen window. As I understand, Remmina developer use GTK function GTK_WINDOW_POPUP for creating a toolbar. And there is special type of windows in X11 - popup menus, which can be always above fullscreen windows. Unfortunatelly, I'm not a programmer, so I can't test different windows mode from here: http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html#id2551529 But as I understand, there is several ways to show a window above all others, including fullscreen.

Michal Hruby (mhr3) said : #3

We do not have any plans to make Awn by default above fullscreen windows, people already complain that this can happen in some conditions (as described above, see linked bug). Still, you're free to play with compiz window rules / devilspie.

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