transient surfaces for xwayland and tooltip love

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at
Tue May 8 01:58:57 PDT 2012

On 05/08/2012 02:21 AM, Bill Spitzak wrote:
> The server cannot be in charge of focus, because you will end up with
> the X mess of clients guessing what type of window gets the correct focus.
> Instead the client should be able to set the focus for any input device
> to any of it's windows. The server can refuse the request (for instance
> if there is a newer one, or if the input device's related pointer is not
> pointing at one of the client's windows) but never changes focus except
> in response to such requests.
> Then whether the tooltip gets focus is simply a decision by the client,
> and it can even vary depending on the user's actions (clicking on the
> text in the tooltip may want to put the focus inside it, for instance).

Yep, and that's basically what I've suggested. So the client interface 
I'm proposing is:

+	window = window_create_transient(parent->display, parent, x, y,

where you toggle the ACTIVE or INACTIVE for respectively having focus or 


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