Re: [As-users] mplayer in Afterstep

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Fri, 12 May 2006 23:25:50 -0700 (PDT)

--- Pavel Kraus <> wrote:

> Hi, I am using Afterstep in Debian testing, and
> since introduction of 
> Afterstep 2 (it is at 2.2.1 now) I have been
> ancountering some strange 
> behaviour (and now finally I actually got to asking
> about it):
> 1) When I run mplayer (without GUI - I don't use
> it), the window has no 
> decorations. 

Use gmplayer. 

When using mplayer under KDE and icewm in Slackware, I
never had window decorations. I've always thought that
mplayer was never supposed to have them. 

This is what I think is going on. Mplayer goes
directly to the hardware, bypassing X and the window
manager. In order to give people the interface they
expect (window decorations, movable windows, etc.),
someone created gmplayer which helps mplayer simulate
being a normal X window. 

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