Sharing literki work

Neil Jerram neil at
Mon Oct 17 17:49:21 CEST 2011

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:03:56 +0200, Michał Brzozowski wrote:
> 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!

Hi Michał, thanks for commenting on this thread.

> What setup do you have?

OpenBox at the moment; but I can change if something else is better.

> I used IceWM, and I remember hacking it to put
> windows with override_redirect bit on the top.

You mean you had to change IceWM's code for this?

That wouldn't surprise me, because I think override_redirect just means 
"don't decorate me and don't mess with my size or position".  I don't 
think it normally implies being "always on 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.

I doubt it can be considered a bug.  It seems to me that a WM needs to 
take specific action in order to implement "always on top" for a window, 
and the (normal) overall sense of override_redirect is more "WM, please 
just leave me alone".


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