Sharing literki work

Michał Brzozowski rusolis at
Mon Oct 17 17:03:56 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Neil Jerram <neil at> wrote:
> Me too.  Its code is nicely organised and easy to read and modify.  I like the transparent overlay approach, and its target of being finger-usable, and the hide/show control by swiping.  And the touchpad idea...

I'm glad to hear it!

>> If only I could find out how to force it
>> to stay on top on my setup so that I wouldn't need to restart it every
>> time I switch a window and want to write something... (I have a button
>> for that in my tihos program).
> Yes.  My idea about that is that I'd like the Input Method (IM) system to tell a small server program (which is pretending to be an IM engine) when keyboard input is needed, and then that program could run literki and make sure that it is on top.  Do you think that might work?

What setup do you have? I used IceWM, and I remember hacking it to put
windows with override_redirect bit on the top. That gives the user
total control over hiding the keyboard. Some WMs seem to respect this
bit, and it maybe can be considered a bug if the don't.

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