[kde-linux] Keep Window on top of all others

montolio montolio at gmx.de
Fri Sep 8 16:59:49 UTC 2006

Thanks for your answer,
but I already tried this without any success.
I tried for example

kstart --type override xvkbd
kstart --type Override --keepabove xvkbd
kstart  --keepabove --type Override xvkbd

and all other possible combinations of options kstart allows for, all to 
no avail. Besides, if I'm using the --type option, --keepabove doesn't 
have any effect.

It must be somehow possible to give windows a higher priority than an 
active fullscreen window. If I press Alt+F2, the "run application" 
window appears in front of the application running fullscreen (but it 
gets the focus, and the kicker can be seen). And sometimes message or  
yellow quickinfo boxes started by applications running behind the 
fullscreen window are raised above the fullscreen window (so technically 
it's possible)

Maybe there is some way to lower the priority of the fullscreen window, 
so that it is still above the kicker, but behind xvkbd?
I've been searching the web for days, but have no idea, except diving 
deep into low level kde code.


Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 September 2006 15:47, montolio at gmx.de wrote:
>> Hello,
>> for quite a while i am looking for a way to have a window (i.e. xvkbd - an
>> onscreen keyboard) stay on top of all other windows. This is for the most
>> cases not difficult, I just have to check "keep above all others" from the
>> advanced window settings. Sadly this does not work, if the currently active
>> window (which has the focus, xvkbd doesn't get the focus) is in fullscreen
>> mode, e.g. Firefox (with F11) or Acroread (Ctrl+L). The fullscreen window
>> the gets above the keyboard, and I cannot use it. Please, please, just tell
>> me if it is possible at all to achieve the requested behaviour under KDE
>> (and if it is, I'll appreciate every hint guiding me in the right
>> direction).
> You could try starting it with kstart and type override
> Cheers,
> Kevin
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