On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 11:52, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Malcolm Tredinnick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > One of the obvious changes was that the new layers dialog wanted to
> > always be on top (I had nuked all my previous gimp preferences and
> > stuff, so what I was seeing was more or less the "default"
> > behaviour). On something like my latop where 1024x768 is the
> > highest resolution it works at, losing one quarter of the screen
> > space to a non-resizable (width-wise) dialog box is a pretty big
> > penalty. Even on my desktop (a little larger, but stil a 17"
> > monitor, so it's only 1280x1024 or whatever), this is a bit of a
> > nuisance.
> > Now, it may be that there is some side-effect going on here, since I
> > was building against CVS versions of everything (GTK+, metacity,
> > etc). I could not see which window hint was keeping it on top, so
> > maybe this is not an intentional effect.
> > Is this intentional? Is it desirable? Is it set in stone?
> No, this is a bug in metacity. GIMP doesn't ask the window manager to
> keep the dock windows on top. All we do is to set a window type hint
> of "utility window". This seems to be the closest match from the types
> specified in the window manager spec. Metacity has its own
> interpretation how this type should be implemented. Details are in
> Unfortunately the metacity developers seem unwilling to fix this. If
> all else fails, we will have to make the window type hint optional.
Oh. That is not going to be pleasant to resolve. :-(
Thanks for the explanation in any case. I know where to point my guns
> BTW: Take a look at the gtkrc file that is installed into your
> personal gimp directory (~/.gimp-1.3). If you uncomment the line
> that says class "GtkWidget" style "gimp-small-style", you get a
> more compact GIMP user interface.
Nice. Thanks. :-)
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