Bug 9358 - Cannot set applications to be "always on top"
Summary: Cannot set applications to be "always on top"
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/compiz (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: David Reveman
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-12-15 23:07 UTC by Corey Burger
Modified: 2009-02-03 12:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Corey Burger 2006-12-15 23:07:33 UTC
Gnomes 'always on top' option is disabled, and in programs like xmms which have
an 'always on top' option it is ignored.

Reported at https://bugs.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/33784
Comment 1 David Reveman 2006-12-19 07:15:47 UTC
I've verified that the _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE hint that compiz supports works
properly. With "gnome always-on-top option" I assume that you mean libwnck's
action menu that is used by the panel taskbar and gtk-window-decorator. This is
an issue in libwnck and not in compiz, if I remember correctly libwnck assumes
that _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE isn't supported when _NET_WM_ALLOWED_ACTIONS hint exists.

I don't know about xmms. I guess that either it uses libwnck, is doing the same
mistake as libwnck or isn't using the _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE hint but some other
hint that compiz doesn't support.
Comment 2 Corey Burger 2006-12-19 23:13:57 UTC
Ah, ok. Should I file a bug in bugzilla.g.o then?
Comment 3 David Reveman 2006-12-20 08:58:22 UTC
Yes, please do so.
Comment 4 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort 2007-02-08 17:11:57 UTC
Could you please post here the Gnome bug, if you've reported it?
Comment 5 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:35:08 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 6 Kristian Lyngstøl 2009-02-03 12:26:49 UTC
Should be fixed. If not, re-open on bugs.opencompositing.org

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