[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#342087: xfce4: Xfce4 doesn't support nicely VMware Quick Switch mode (or the other way around)

Eric Lavarde bugs.debian.nospam at zorglub.s.bawue.de
Mon Dec 5 09:02:21 UTC 2005

Package: xfce4
Version: 4.0.5-1
Severity: normal


I tried to use XFce4 and was very impressed by the speed compared to
KDE. As I'm not really using specificas of KDE, I was thinking of
switching but there is a very annoying "bug" in relation with VMware
(Workstation 4.5.2-8849).
VMware has a Quick Switch mode (Key F11), which is a
fullscreen-lookalike mode, where the title bar disappears and the menu
bar as well with the possibility to pop-up, only a small frame remains
around the guest window, optimizing the space used.
That's how it works at least under KDE, but under XFce4 the title bar
doesn't disappear (the menu can still pop up and down) but the windows
is still calculated in such a way as if it would, so that the bottom of
the guest window disappears below the screen. Quite annoying.

Thanks, Eric

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-5.99.sarge1
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce       2.1.10-1         A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins       4.0.6-1          Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel             4.0.6-1          The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session           0.1.3+20031213-5 XFce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-themes            4.0.6-1          Theme files for Xfce4
ii  xfce4-utils             4.0.6-1          Various tools for XFce
ii  xfdesktop4              4.0.6-1          Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xffm4                   4.0.6-1          File manager for the Xfce4 desktop
ii  xffm4-icons             4.0.0.final-1    Icons for xffm4, the FM of XFce4
ii  xfwm4                   4.0.6-1          window manager of the XFce project
ii  xfwm4-themes            4.0.0.final-2    Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
pn  xfcalendar                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  xfce4-iconbox                 4.0.6-1    Iconbox for the Xfce4 Desktop Envi
ii  xfce4-mixer                   4.0.6-1    XFce4 Mixer frontend
ii  xfce4-systray                 4.0.6-1    Systray panel plugin for XFce4 pan
ii  xfce4-toys                    4.0.6-1    Eyes plugin for XFce4 panel and xf
ii  xfce4-trigger-launcher        4.0.6-1    Panel plugin to start/stop program
ii  xfprint4                      4.0.6-1    Printer GUI for Xfce4

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