Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Maximus

chris at adebenham.com chris at adebenham.com
Thu Apr 2 08:37:04 BST 2009

2009/4/2  <chris at adebenham.com>:
> 2009/4/2 Simon Ives <simon at simonives.info>:
>> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:18:47 +1100
>> Chris Debenham <chris at adebenham.com> wrote:
>>> It's not easy, but you can set this up in gconf-editor.
>>> Run 'gconf-editor /apps/maximus' and change the value of
>>> 'exclude_class' to include the window class of whatever you want to
>>> ignore.
>>> To find out the class run 'xwininfo' and then click on the window in
>>> question - it will return with a line  (among others) such as:
>>> xwininfo: Window id: 0x4400005 "VLC media player"
>>> In this case 'VLC media player' is probably the class you want
>> Followed your advice and added the appropriate entry for VLC (which is
>> "VLC media player") but the app is still starting up maximised with Maximus.
>>  Any other advice?
> Try adding just "VLC". Maximus does sub-string matching so that should be
> enough.
> Are there any other items in the list for exclude_class?

Actually - just realised that maximus my be checking the 'WM_CLASS' setting.
You can find that by running "xprop | grep WM_CLASS" but not all applications set that xproperty


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