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[OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

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[OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by Zero » Fri May 11, 2018 4:13 pm

I've been playing with using Awesome as the WM in place of Xfwm...

On the whole the results are very pleasing, but ...
1] it takes an awful long time for the desktop to appear after logon - there seems to be some sort of battle for control amongst the WMs!
2] I have dual monitors, with 5 'tags' (as Awesome refers to them) on each screen. While the 1st monitor is focused on the 1st tag I get normal xfdesktop behaviour [right-click menu and desktop icons - if I want them] on both screens - across all five tags on the 2nd monitor. However, if any of the other 4 tags on the 1st monitor is focussed, then I get no right-click menu on any screen. Also - moving from the 1st tag on the 1st screen causes the wallpaper (spanned across both monitors) to shift upwards by about 20 pixels...
This suggests to me that xfdesktop is not operating across all virtual screens. ALSO - the 1st tag on the 1st screen ALWAYS has the indicator meaning that a program is running on that screen - even when no program is. Is it registering xfdesktop possibly?

EDIT: I just discovered that the bar I have configured at the top of the screen (20 pixels deep) hides a duplicate of the top twenty pixels of the current wallpaper - on the 1st tag ONLY. Hence the apparent movement upwards when I move to a different tag.

I should point out that I am NOT using the xfce panel....
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by erikdubois » Fri May 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Are you on ArcoLinuxD? Then this is not the correct place to post it.
Are you installing XFCE and Awesome at the same time?
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by Zero » Sat May 12, 2018 4:55 am

It was an ArcolinuxD installation with XFCE added at the outset, and Awesome a little later. I posted here because I felt it was a question about XFCE - xfdesktop in particular.
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by erikdubois » Sat May 12, 2018 4:58 am

What bar are you using?
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by nickpetrov » Sat May 12, 2018 5:41 am

Just so I understand, what is going on here,

I take it, you installed xfce and using awesome as the "wm" instead of xfce4 "wm", sorta like a hybrid, minus the xfce4 panel correct?

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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by Zero » Sat May 12, 2018 6:15 am

That is correct. Had a bit of a fight with the session manager regarding the xfce panel at first, but it's behaving itself in that regard now.

The bar is a wibox from Awesome.
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by Zero » Sat May 12, 2018 6:53 am

In the meantime I'm living in pure Awesome and wondering if I really need XFCE at all.... :D
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Re: [OPEN] Idiosyncrasy of using Xfce desktop & Awesome WM

Post by erikdubois » Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 pm

can we change it to solved then?
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