new hint for EWMH

Tapani Pälli tapani.palli at
Fri Jul 27 01:31:22 PDT 2007

I would like to suggest a new hint '_NET_INPUT_AREAS' for EWMH to be
used by window managers and toolkit. This hint would be a list of
rectangles where input method is located. This allows toolkits (Gtk
etc.) to place it's temporary windows (that might have input-entries)
like popup-menu's so that they won't cover input-method areas and user
can interact with those windows.

I have suggested to have this patch for Matchbox window manager :

Maemo Gtk+ (and likely other embedded solutions + desktop tablet pc
users) are interested to have this hint.

Waiting for your input,

// Tapani Pälli

p.s. sorry if this mail is a duplicate, i'm not sure if first one got through at all

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