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

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Dec 5 12:07:49 UTC 2005

reassign xfwm4 342087
merge 254521 342087
tags 342087 help

You already reported this exact bug in the past.

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 10:02:21AM +0100, Eric Lavarde wrote:
> 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.

I won't be able to reproduce this not having a copy of vmware and I
don't know how happy upstream will be if I file a bug there given it's
to do with proprietary software.

I can try reporting it upstream to http://bugzilla.xfce.org if you can
confirm if it is still broken with the 4.2.x series.

There won't be any further 4.0.x releases.  Can you try the 4.2.x
series which is in testing/unstable?

You can find backports of 4.2.3 to sarge at: http://xfce.corsac.net

Just add: deb http://xfce.corsac.net sarge main to your
/etc/apt/sources.list and update and dist-upgrade.

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