[notify.so] Bug with WM_HINT URGENT [WAS: MSN does not more work since today]

Michelle Konzack linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net
Wed Dec 30 16:32:49 EST 2009


Hello Daniel and *,

Am 2009-12-08 13:58:18, schrieb Daniel Atallah:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 13:35, Michelle Konzack
> <linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net> wrote:
> > And of course, is it possibel in the  NEW  version,  to  deactivate  the
> > Windowmandger alert?
> >
> > (It is realy annoying, if an account disconenct and Pidgin  grabs  every
> > time the  focus  over  different  Desktops/Pages  and  of  course,  this
> > function is a potential security problem)
> 
> No.  Note that Pidgin isn't actually grabbing focus, it is setting the
> URGENT window manager hint - how your WM chooses to interpret that
> (and whether or not it allows you to override the behavior is
> dependent on the WM).

I have found out where the bug is...

If you install "pidgin" (at least under Debian  and  ANY  versions)  the
"notify.so" plugin has activeted the URGENT WM_HINT by default, even  if
the checkbox is not checked.

You have one time to activate it, close "piggin", run "pidgin" again and
deactivate URGENT. Now the focos grabing crap is gone.

I think, this hast co corrected in the sources of "pidgin"

Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
    Michelle Konzack

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