Extending EWMH beyond application windows
hp at redhat.com
Sat Aug 21 05:58:00 EEST 2004
On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 11:42, Tommi Komulainen wrote:
> Could the EWMH properties and client messages be extended to cover
> different views inside an application window as well, where applicable?
> A view being like a tab in tabbed browser, or different mode in PIM
> application (mail, calendar, ...)
> I mean, where EWMH talks about root and application windows, it could in
> my opinion by extension cover also application window and its views as
> well. Semantics should be quite identical. This would allow making
> more information available to pagers and task lists and the like.
> Is this making any sense?
In principle, sure; in practice I think it's pretty insane complicated,
because apps vary so much in how all this is implemented. In any case
you'd first have to figure out what UI you were trying to enable
pagers/tasklists to provide.
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