Window always on the top
harry at unheit.net
Sat Oct 27 03:06:23 PDT 2007
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:39:21 +0000
"Peppino Incasa" <peppino_in_casa at hotmail.com> wrote:
> My question is referred to a window created by me and I wanted to
> know if you could set the window as it is always on the top.
> Thank you,
But you should really let the WM do this. I always hate it, when a
programme messes with the window options on its own. Rather use an
appropriate window type, which usually gets mapped to a higher layer by
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 19:55:48 -0700
> From: "David Sharp" <whereami at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Window always on the top
> To: "fatima zahra kettani" <kettanifatimazahra at yahoo.fr>
> Cc: xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
> <b4e191e70710251955u7cee085ag32734d2b70292f5f at mail.gmail.com>
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> On 10/25/07, fatima zahra kettani <kettanifatimazahra at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> >I am also interested by keeping a window always on top through
> >as you have explained in the second part of your mail.
> >I know that sawfish can do this. Can any one tell me if there is
> >another window manager that have this functionnality?
> Enlightenment and Compiz can both do this.
> >Best regards,
> >Harald Braumann <harry at unheit.net> a ?crit :
> >Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:55:08 +0200
> >De: Harald Braumann <harry at unheit.net>
> >?: xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
> >Objet: Re: Window always on the top
> >On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:31:25 +0000
> >"Peppino Incasa" wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > how do i set my window to be always on top of the desktop?
> >This is the duty of your window manager. It depends on which one you
> >use. See its documentation.
> >Right click on the title bar and see if there's a "always on top"
> >option or similar. Or maybe a "layer" submenu.
> >Also you'll usually have some buttons in the title bar, besides the
> >usual close/minimise/maximise buttons, with a window menu.
> >Some window manager also let you configure certain windows to be
> >always on top, when they appear, so you don't have to set that
> >option each time. Usually this works by identifying the window by
> >WM_NAME and WM_CLASS. If this is the case, and you have to specify
> >these values manually (like in some config file) call `xprop' in an
> >xterm, click on the window you want to configure, and look in
> >xprop's output for the entries `WM_CLASS' and `WM_NAME'
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