[maemo-developers] Splitting windows vertically

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 26 16:20:37 EEST 2010
On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 03:24 +0200, ext Charles Clément wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an application, an input method, that doesn't need all the screen
> estate because it is not a virtual keyboard. By default in maemo, if I
> set a size for the window, it will show my application window in a
> horizontal layout, with the normal application above it and my window
> below.
> I would like to know if there is a way to run the two windows
> side-by-side, one being at the left of the screen and the other one
> taking the space on the right.

You could do this with an override-redirect window, the window manager
does not resize those and lets you place them anywhere you like. You
need to set it before mapping (showing) your window. See the Xlib manual
or GTK API how to do it.


> Thanks,

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