Bug 15122 - Have to restart wmaker for almost all prefs changes?
Have to restart wmaker for almost all prefs changes?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: WindowMaker (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2000-08-02 10:11 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-02 10:40:03 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2000-08-02 10:11:56 EDT
I haven't updated windowmaker or needed to fiddle with
the preferences for a good while: I think I last set prefs in
about 0.53 and I upgraded o 0.60 or so. I remember that
such things as running without a dock or a clip needed a
restart of wmaker to take effect, but I'm sure this lot didn't:

altering mouse focus - from to focus-follows-mouse
altering icon size - from default to 24 or 36.

I think there were some more. The only thing I could change
without a restart of windowmaker was what windows being
moved looked like (changed from opaque to boxed) and 
where the size of a resized window is displayed.

These cannot be set without a restart of wmaker , whether
you use WPrefs or wmakerconf.

Is this what should be happening?
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-02 10:40:01 EDT
No, I don't think so.
Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-02 11:57:35 EDT
This is an archetectural issue with WindowMaker, and really way outside the
scope of our responsibility over this package. It is not a result of any posible
compile options, and would require a significant rewrite of Window Maker's
configuration system, and run loop.

If you really, really need this functionality changed in Window Maker, contact
the project at windowmaker.org.

This said, I am remarking this as an enhancement, and resolving it as 'Wont

Sorry :(

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