_NET: Disabling shading
hp at redhat.com
Tue Sep 30 23:32:58 EEST 2003
Bouncing to wm-spec-list, the conversation should be there.
On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 10:22, Denis O. Mikhalkin wrote:
> we want to open the discussion regarding support for shading in
> different WMs, in particular those implementing _NET protocol.
> Right now there is no means in _NET protocol to disable shading for
> a window. There is no state of the window in which the WM would
> consider shading for this window disabled. We propose to add a special
> state to support disabled shading.
> There are several kinds of windows and situations when it is very
> important that user sees the window and pays immediate attention to it.
> This can be a security warning/confirmation or confirmation/notification
> about the critical system state or resources. Such windows are usually
> made non-resizable(so that user is unable to unintentionally resize it
> to zero size and "hide"), modal(so that it stays on top and attracts
> attention), non-minimizable(so that user is unable to hide it), blocking
> input and focus(so that the user is unable to continue interaction since
> the behavior of the program strictly depends on the user's answer).
> For all those cases, additionally to the properties usually applied to
> the window, we think shading should be disabled as well.
> Since there are no hints describing different properties of window and
> including shading, we propose to add one more state to the window
> state list:
> _NET_WM_STATE_DISABLE_SHADING - indicates that shading of the window
> should be disabled.
> WMs seeing this state should remove shading action from menu and should
> disregard requests for _NET_WM_STATE_SHADED state.
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