Re: [As-users] AfterStep with Gnome

Nathan Mahon (
Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:29:45 -0500

I didn't think that the WinListSkip has a wmhint correlation, not sure. 
And those maximize minimize etc commands would be wm specific, I'd think.
Can you run twm and have them work?
i'd be suprised, but that wouldn't be the first time.

John Gruenenfelder wrote:

>On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 04:08:06PM -0600, Sasha Vasko wrote:
>>This is the appropriate method for now, Only you need to run 
>>gnome-session-properties app and specifically remove whatever wm it was 
>>loading - metacity in your case.
>>Not sure why you never got aterms or other windows shown in gnome panel 
>>- it works for me just fine, I'm guessing that attempt to launch second 
>>WM by gnome-session somehow screwed things up.
>Okay, that makes sense.  I figured using gnome-session was the easiest way to
>do it.  I didn't know you could run most of the Gnome apps (like panel)
>This time I'm not using gnome-session at all and panel seems to be behaving
>itself fairly well.  The task manager within the panel, however, is not
>entirely working.
>Unlike before, it is now showing the names of the windows that are present.
>That's good.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to honor the windows which have
>WinListSkip set.  So along with my aterms I also get "gkrellm", "Pager" (only
>sometimes), and several "untitled win" which correspond to Wharf dockapps.
>I wouldn't expect panel's task manager to know or obey an AS config file, but
>aren't those just WM hints?  Shouldn't the task manager know about them?
>Also, the task manager properly follows my focus as I move my mouse.  That's
>also good.  Unfortunately, clicking on any of the buttons in the task manager
>does nothing.  I cannot maximize/minimize/close/etc. from the popup menu.  I
>also cannot give focus to another window through the task manager.  Might this
>be due to using sloppy focus?
>Aside from these problems between AS and task manager, I think I've got a
>workable solution here.

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