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Re: Proposal for a new API to fullscreen

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Proposal for a new API to fullscreen
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:56:12 +0200
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Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tuesday 19 August 2008 11:59:51 Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
>> >> By fullscreen I mean no taskbar, emacs take all the screen estate.
>> >
>> > Isn't fullscreen display of some application window something the
>> > window manager should deal with, not the application itself?  For
>> > example in KDE or stumpwm you can make any window fullscreen (via a
>> > window menu or a keybinding), and I'm sure it's the same for GNOME
>> > and most/all other windowmanagers.
>> That's not fullscreen, but maximize.
> No, it's fullscreen.  In KDE (4.1) it's rightklick on window decoration
> -> Advanced -> [X] at Fullscreen.  In stumpwm (a tiling window manager,
> where all windows are maximized anyway) it's the `fullscreen' command.

Ok, I didn't know that.

>> The fullscreen mode has to be requested by the application.
> So how do those commands achive that?

Via the NETWM protocol, I guess.


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