root window (in)sanity

Matthew Hawkins matthew at
Wed Feb 27 08:42:53 EST 2002

One thing that GNOME apps can do is make use of the WM hints (usually
implemented as window properties) to determine all sorts of stuff.  This
includes knowing which desktop they're on and the root window knowing
what coordinates the app is at.  Doesn't take rocket science to put 2
and 2 together and get 4 fake transparent windows.


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