[MPlayer-users] [BUG] Switching between fs and windows breakage with XV, XMGA and X11.

Ville Saari 113762 at foo.bar.org
Sun Apr 25 13:31:16 CEST 2004

On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 06:12:03AM +0300, Jan Knutar wrote:

> screen when I switch to fullscreen, like the window would be correctly 
> positioned for a fraction fo a second, before it gets moved to wrong 
> place... Is metacity moving it?

Most likely. I tried to use metacity for a brief period about a year
ago and I switched away from it for the exact same reason: I didn't use
mplayer at the time, but metacity broke the full-screen mode of most other
software as well. For example xv (the image viewer program, not the vo)
opened its window so that it flashed momentarily at the correct position
(top left corner of the displayed image at (0,0)) but metacity immediately
moved it so that the top left corner of the window decorations (title and
border) was at (0,0). The bottom right corner of the image went out of
the screen.

> I hate X now :-(

Don't hate X, hate the stupid window damagers like metacity that do things
behind the user's (and the application's) back.


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