Bug 62904 - xosview does not remember that it is sticky.
xosview does not remember that it is sticky.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2002-04-07 09:33 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-09 11:18:37 EDT
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output of xprop of xosview after it is made sticky (708 bytes, text/plain)
2002-04-09 08:22 EDT, greg hosler
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Description greg hosler 2002-04-07 09:33:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
I start up an Xosview. I move it to the upper right corner of the desktop. I set
it to sticky (so that it is on all desktops). I logout and "save settings".

I log back in. Xosview is restarted, but towards the upper left, not upper right
corner, and it is _not_ sticky.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Xosview in a gnome session.
2. Position it to upper right corner. Set it to sticky, so that it is in all
3. logout, save settings, log in.

Actual Results:  1) Xosview is restarted, but towards the upper left, not upper
right corner

2) it is _not_ sticky.

Expected Results:  Xosview should position itself in the correct position. and
it should be in all desktops (sticky set)

Additional info:

I'm not convinced that this is NOT a gnome bug, or a sawfish window manager bug.
Out of sympathy for the gnome people, I logged this to xosview for initial analysis.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-04-07 13:46:02 EDT
It's a bug in window manager. It works for me with KDE 3
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-09 07:17:31 EDT
I need the output of "xprop" - run "xprop" click on the xosview window (after
it's been made sticky) and attach the output to this bug report.
Comment 3 greg hosler 2002-04-09 08:22:57 EDT
Created attachment 52828 [details]
output of xprop of xosview after it is made sticky
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-09 08:47:12 EDT
Yep, that should indeed be working.
Comment 5 greg hosler 2002-04-09 09:29:51 EDT
yup. and yet, when I click <foot> -> Logout. click on [] Save current setup.
then click []yes. and proceed to logout, and then log back in, neither the
position, nor the stickyness is restored.

This was an existing jome account, and I had problems in the early 7.92 betas, so
at the time I took the step of rm -rf ~/.gnome* ~/.nautil* (and only these), and
I was then able to log into gnome.

Perhaps I did not clean the slate enough ? What is the recommended way of wiping
the desktop slate clean, and then logging into what looks like a fresh
installation ?
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-09 11:18:32 EDT
Hmm, I didn't notice before that this is just session saving. So Sawfish doesn't
remember the sticky property on session save. This won't get fixed for the
immediate release-in-progress, but will probably be fixed for the release after.

To clear your session, you just have to remove ~/.gnome/session, not the whole 
.gnome (there's also ~/.gnome_private and ~/.gconf)
Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-02 19:32:45 EDT
Should work in rawhide.

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