KDE and XRootConsole

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Nov 26 08:56:48 GMT 2003

Waldo Bastian wrote:
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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.

If you run XPenguins on KDE, it does things to you icons and they are not redrawn unless 
you hover them.

Is it supposed to work that way, or is that the problem.


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