KWin5 and colour scheme special application setting

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Fri Mar 17 05:48:36 GMT 2017

René J.V. Bertin posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:06:24 +0100 as excerpted:

> Something I didn't yet notice: KWin doesn't seem to respect the setting
> when I restart the application. It's still there, and applied when I
> click through the app settings dialog. As if the application name isn't
> set properly when I start Spotify and KWin thus doesn't detect it.

I didn't say earlier, but I don't use spotify (which AFAIK is a 
servantware app, which I normally can't run even if I wanted to, because 
I can't agree to the liability waiver they demand if I can't inspect the 
code or have someone I trust inspect, because I won't take responsibility 
for what they don't give me a way to inspect, and without that they don't 
give me permission to run the code, so I don't).

So I can't try with that specific app.

However, FWIW, the window rule action for titlebar colorscheme is fairly 
new, and from what I can tell, still very bugged-out/broken.  It's 
effectively broken here.  It appears to do nothing, and most of the time, 
it resets to breeze no matter what I tried to reset it to.  And even tho 
it says breeze and that's not my default, it doesn't seem to do anything 
-- it doesn't change it from the custom scheme that /is/ my default.

I'd say that's because I'm running live-git and that functionality is 
broken ATM, but if so, it has been broken thru several releases now, ever 
since I noticed the setting and tried it the first time.  It just doesn't 
seem to work.  I guess the other reasonable possibility is that it needs 
something that I don't have installed, since I have a pretty lite 
installation here, no policykit or baloo installed here (options disabled 
at build-time via gentoo USE flags), for instance.

So if you've gotten it to change a titlebar to some non-default color 
scheme at all, as it seems you have, you've gotten farther with it than 
I've managed to accomplish.

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