On Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 12:42:23PM +0900, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 20:34:34 -0700 Marc MERLIN <marc_...@merlins.org> said:
> > On Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 12:29:21PM +0900, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> > > On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:25:23 -0700 Marc MERLIN <marc_...@merlins.org> said:
> > > 
> > > > So, I'm still using xscreensaver (5.36-1)
> > > > On my work system, when new windows or notifications get displayed
> > > > (typically pidgin window, or chrome notification popup), they get
> > > > displayed on top of xscreensaver.
> > > 
> > > can you click on them as you normally would be able to?
> > 
> > I can't because xscreensaver stops the mouse cursor from moving away
> > from the unlock box.
> > So no one can interact with them, but they can see my private IM and
> > notification messages.
> then i'm not sure. e is compositing so the screensaver window will be
> composited but if these notifications are actual windows placed on to the this
> window by the apps (i know chromium does its own popups itself with its own
> windows), thus composited on top, or if they are really below and e is just
> mistakenly setting the evas objects on top, i don't know unless you can click
> on them. that would tell me what is going on.
> i haven't used xscreensaver for well over a decade and tbh it's untested with 
> e
> as there are gotchas with screensaver windows and they conflict with e's own
> lock screen handling etc. so tbh my advice is "don't use it" as it conflicts. 
> i
> could explain the tricky bits of screensaver windows but it's x11 lower level
> fun stuff and you'll know why there is a conflict when you know that
> compositors use the screensaver overlay window as well as xscreensaver
> (necessary to force compositor content on top, but this begins to break apart
> when you have external old-school screensavers like xscreensaver)).

Thanks for your reply.

I also saw this week, once, that the enlightenment shelf ended up displaying
on top of the screensaver (that usually doesn't happen). No idea what
happened for it to move to the foreground while I was away.

So basically at this point you'd say that xscreensaver is definitely broken?

Bummer if so, I have some great demos on it, but I can switch if I have to.

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