[maemo-developers] Moving windows in Maemo

From: Matthew Allum mallum at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 13 01:02:44 EEST 2007

On 4/11/07, Sean Luke <sean at cs.gmu.edu> wrote:

> On Apr 11, 2007, at 12:07 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> >> For the moment I'm experimenting with various floating windows for
> >> various utility functions -- my drag-and-drop example on my N800
> >> website, say.
> >
> > Do you have an URL?
 > cs.gmu.edu/~sean/stuff/n800/

Aha. If it newton style clip board you are trying to copy - I think
the way to do it would be something like;

  - When copied text is dragged use an override redirect window or potentially
    even better change the cursor image to represent the copied text
(not sure if
    this is totally possible - would need some experimentation). You'll need to
    move the window yourself (no big deal).

 - When this window reaches a screen edge, unmap it and the remap a dialog
   window with the following set;
       o no decorations.
       o transient for root
       o _NET_WM_ABOVE hint set . (this may not be needed)

 - For pasteing / moving repeat / reverse the process. You could also
potentially handle resizing if need be.

That should hopefully do what you want and work fine with MB.

  -- Matthew

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