KDE and XRootConsole

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Tue Nov 25 20:59:42 GMT 2003

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On Tue November 25 2003 19:23, Didier Verna wrote:
>         I don't quite understand what that means... but I see that enabling
> icons on the desktop actually creates a "fake" root window named "KDE
> Desktop", which explains the problem: xrootconsole creates a child of the
> root window, and is in override_redirect mode, and calls XLowerWindow,
> which makes it obscured by the KDE Desktop one[1].
>         That design sounds strange to me. What's the reason for creating a
> new fake root window instead of drawing the icons on the real root one ?

No idea, we used to do that in KDE 1.x I believe but there were some 
unsolvable problems with that approach. Something to do with repaint events 
and/or drag & drop and/or focus handling, but I don't know the details.

> Also, do you know if the desktop reparents all direct children of the root
> window to its KDE Desktop one ? If so, it should also do it for
> override_redirect ones.

I do not know.

> > You can try if enabling the option "Allow programs in desktop window"
> > helps.
>         Nope. What does it do in actuality ?

It designates the desktop window as a virtual root window I believe.

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