Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Maximus

Simon Ives simon at simonives.info
Fri Apr 3 07:11:01 BST 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 17:49:06 +1000
David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/4/2  <chris at adebenham.com>:
> > 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
> >
> >
> These are the instructions that I got from the developer when Eclipse
> was doing the same thing (on its splash screen):
> "Hmm, it seems it doesn't set the correct window_type hint hence maximus
> doens't know that it's a splashscreen.
> Can you please run
> $ xprop | grep WM_CLASS
> in a terminal,click on the splashscreen and then paste the output here
> please.
> It is a bit tricky to do this due to the distinct lack of space on the
> screen, so I normally:
> - Set the terminal window to be "Above all windows"
> - Run the command in the terminal
> - Alt+F2 and type in prgram name
> - click on the splashscreen
> Thanks.
> "
> Just do the same, but for VLC I guess.
> Cheers,
> Whytey

Thanks for the suggestions.

There is one other application, added by default, under "exclude_class" in "gconf-editor /apps/maximus" which is Totem media player - listed as "Totem".

I added "VLC" to "exclude_class" and it still starts up maximised with Maximus.

I ran:

$ xprop | grep WM_CLASS

and clicked the VLC window and it seems VLC is one of those apps that doesn't set this property as the result was: 


It's not such a big deal, at least I now know how to adjust the settings for other apps.

Thanks again.

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