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wm raises windows above full screen playing media on multi-head set up


Description Adam Jarosz 2020-04-25 15:25:05 CEST
Hello, this is not a duplicate of 9051 which was a problem of fullscreen movies _losing_ full screen when focus shifted to a window on another monitor, this is a common app window (such as file manager) raising themselves on top of the fullscreen videoplayer (such as VLC/SMplayer) when focus shifts to another window on a nearby workspace (in my case another monitor).

The way I deal with it is that I grab and move the self-raising window to another monitor that is not displaying video, but it is bothersome and it would be nice to be able to turn on a fullscreen video and not have to move things around, and re-arrange the workspace every time I turn on a full screen video. 

Sorry if I sound wordy, I am very distracted by my 5 year old at the moment. Ok, sending now, and enjoy the remainder of your weekend. 

Comment 1 Adam Jarosz 2020-04-25 20:17:41 CEST
In re-reading my description it felt kind of unclear. 

I run a triple-head setup, and frequently run youtube or videoplayer app in fullscreen on one of my monitors. 

When in fullscreen video mode; when focus is shifted from the video to any other window in my workspace (typically on another monitor) whatever window was beneath the video app
 raises itself on top of the video obstructing the view. 
It is not unsolvable, I can grab it and move it to another screen, but if there was any way to make the window manager respect fullscreen media and never raise windows on top of them when focus is shifted away it would make xfce that much more powerful of an environment. 

Thank you.
Comment 2 Adam Jarosz 2020-04-25 20:41:41 CEST
When I click to raise other windows that are not underneath the video then the one underneath the video stops raising itself above the video when focus is shifted.

Does this have to do with which window was last raised? If so, then maybe one can fiddle with prioritizing the ones you want to never end up on bottom.
Comment 3 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 12:48:15 CEST
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Bug #16760

Reported by:
Adam Jarosz
Reported on: 2020-04-25
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


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