[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#699725: xfce4-panel: windows buttons should show attention from other workspace/viewport

Bin Guo gb2312 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 4 04:36:39 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.10.0-1.1
Severity: wishlist

When windows button is configured to not show windows from all viewport/
workspace, attention window from other workspace/viewport is not shown.

Behavior like gnome that shows attention window would be more useful.

I attached a patch to implement:

* show attention from other viewport/workspace
* use bold font when window demands attention
* show attention even on active window

The last one is normally not useful, but I found one particular use when
ssh to compile in another tab, using these script, I can force attention:

# turn on with WINDOWID
# turn off with WINDOWID or just minimize and restore
xprop -id NNNN -f _NET_WM_STATE 32a -set _NET_WM_STATE ""

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (400, 'unstable'), (300, 'stable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-panel depends on:
ii  exo-utils           0.10.2-1
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-37
ii  libcairo2           1.12.2-2
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.100-1
ii  libexo-1-0          0.10.2-1
ii  libfontconfig1      2.9.0-7.1
ii  libfreetype6        2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgarcon-1-0       0.2.0-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libice6             2:1.0.8-2
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.1-2
ii  libwnck22           2.30.7-1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxext6            2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.10.0-1
ii  libxfce4util6       4.10.0-2
ii  libxfconf-0-2       4.10.0-1
ii  multiarch-support   2.13-37

xfce4-panel recommends no packages.

xfce4-panel suggests no packages.

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