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Re: Under windowmaker no mode line and minbuffer

From: Harald Maier
Subject: Re: Under windowmaker no mode line and minbuffer
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 07:34:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

>> Symptoms:
>> Wenn I use Windowmaker and start emacs (motif) with '-Q --fullscreen'
>> there isn't a Mode-Line and a Minibuffer. With the same configuration
>> and '-q --fullscreen' all works fine. It also don't happen if I choose
>> as toolkit 'gtk' or if I use Gnome. So it looks it is only related to
>> Windowmaker and emacs compiled with the motif libraries.
> This is a general problem in the way Emacs handles the menu bar and the
> tool bar (i.e. first they are there when the window is mapped, and then they
> are removed).  It happens for about half of the window managers.  It is
> basically a race problem between Emacs, the window manager and the X server.
> I have a solution to this (and other geometry related problems), but since
> this is highly window manager sensitive operations, I'd like to test it
> on those WM:s I have (about 15).  I haven't gotten around to that yet.

I found the problem _only_ by reading the emacs/etc/NEWS file. I don't
think that the combination of -Q and --fullscreen is often used.


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