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cycle_minimum does not work in xfwm4rc. alt-tab always shows panel


Description kautto.juha 2004-10-04 11:24:39 CEST
Even though I set in my $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfwm4/xfwm4rc line:
I always have panel in the list of applications when I do alt-tab.
Also panel is always included in the task list and visible in the graphical pager.
In 4.0.6 this worked properly and I did not see the panel.
Comment 1 kautto.juha 2004-10-04 12:27:00 CEST
xfwm4 --version
        This is xfwm4 version 4.1.90 for Xfce 4.1.90
        built with GTK+-2.2.1, linked with GTK+-2.2.1.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-10-04 17:20:28 CEST
This usually comes from a race condition at startup between the panel and the
window manager.

1) Do you start xfce with the standard xfce4-session?
2) Else, do you have a customized statup script (namely xinitrc)?
3) If so, do you run xfwm4 wit hthe -daemon option prior to run the panel?

Comment 3 kautto.juha 2004-10-04 19:30:32 CEST
1) I am not using xfce4-session
2) yes I do have a slightly customized xinitrc. it is based on 4.0.6 and not
modified while upgrading to 4.1.90.
3) Yes xfce4 --daemon starts before the panel.

Note that I have restarted panel and xfwm and those do not help.

Main things in my xinitrc:
xsetroot -solid black -cursor_name watch
xrdb -nocpp -merge - << EOF
Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.hinting: 1
Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium
test -f $HOME/.Xmodmap && xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap
test $UID -gt 0 && test -z $VNCSESSION && xscreensaver -no-splash &
xfwm4 --daemon
if test -d "$HOME/Desktop/Autostart"; then
  for i in `ls -1 -L ${HOME}/Desktop/Autostart/ 2>/dev/null`; do
    if test -x $HOME/Desktop/Autostart/$i; then
      $HOME/Desktop/Autostart/$i &
so I have only removed some lines from it.

Can you reproduce the problem or does it work in your system ?
Comment 4 kautto.juha 2004-10-04 19:41:42 CEST
just tested and verified that cycle_hidden works. This tells that I am using the
correct parameter file and that xfwm4 successfully reads it
Comment 5 kautto.juha 2004-10-12 20:15:30 CEST
I debugged this a little and actually it seems that it is the panel that is
doing something wrong. xprop shows:

But I believe it should show (which is what I get if I start 4.0.6 panel):

Not sure, but I think xfwm can't know that panel should be skipped if panel does
not set those hints ?
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-10-12 20:36:03 CEST
that's correct, but on the other hand, the panel use std GTK methods for setting

It's a NET_STATE, which means that the app doesn't set it directly but asks the
WM to set/usnset or even toggle the state.

That's why I said that it usually happens when a race condition occurs at startup...

Unless gtk+-2.2.1 has a bug there. Did you try to upgrade to the latest 2.2.x
version (2.2.4 IIRC)?
Comment 7 kautto.juha 2004-10-12 21:23:24 CEST
it can't be race since I tried it without panel and manually started it.

But I agree that it is worth upgrading my gtk sine I simply can't see anything
wrong in the code. These statements just do not seem to have any effect:
    gtk_window_set_skip_taskbar_hint (window, TRUE);
    gtk_window_set_skip_pager_hint (window, TRUE);
from panel.c:949-950

Will let you know what effect the upgrade had.
Comment 8 kautto.juha 2004-10-13 13:50:40 CEST
This version works perfectly:
        This is xfwm4 version 4.1.90 for Xfce 4.1.90
        built with GTK+-2.2.1, linked with GTK+-2.4.11.

So it very much looks like Gtk 2.2.1 at least has a problem. Impossible to know
if it works with later releases of 2.2 (the upgrade is not trivial so I did not
want to do it twice)

I am happy. Feel free to close this BUG.
Comment 9 kautto.juha 2004-10-17 10:23:30 CEST
Gtk 2.2.1 problem. Not worth reporting to GTK+ since works in new version.

Bug #353

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Reported on: 2004-10-04
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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