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FS#725 - Misbehaving GTK app

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by Gustavo (Gede) - Friday, 05 February 2010, 21:46 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Core
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Linux
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.3
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


I'm running awesome 3.4.3 on Arch Linux.

Recently I tried a GTK+Python note taking application called Keepnote (

Strangely, it is kept on the floating layer, taking up all the screen. I cannot move or resize it. I also can't move it to the normal tilable layer.

I can only change the window's size by dragging the small GTK "resize thingy" below the vertical scroll bar.

I installed WMII, and the application works flawlessly on it.

Is there any more information I can provide to help track this issue?

Thank you.
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Comment by perry (bioe007) - Friday, 05 February 2010, 22:26 GMT
i also am running arch linux. I just installed keepnote and got it to work.

*note* keepnote opened itself maximized, so I had to mod+m to get it to tile.

Can you try modkey+m (or whatever your keybinding to toggle maximized_horizontal|vertical is) and then see how it behaves.

Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Saturday, 06 February 2010, 08:45 GMT
Perhaps we should unmaximize all clients in the manage hook? Did anybody ever see a real use for that? It seems to only confuse people...
Comment by Uli Schlachter (psychon) - Sunday, 14 March 2010, 13:51 GMT
This patch *should* unmaximize all client via awful.rules.

I couldn't really test this since I don't know which apps open up maximized. :(