[mythtv] mythtv window issues
Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:44:54 -0400
I'm having trouble in general with windows being on top/having focus vs.
being invisible and not having focus...
More specifically, if I'm watching live tv, and I press 'm', the program
guide shows up behind the TV window. It's not visible, but it gets
In the new recording interface, if I select 'Schedule a Recording' and
then hit escape to go back to the main window, the main window is
visible but it doesn't get keystrokes (I have to click on it, then it
I guess there is some interaction with the window manager going on
here... or something... I'm not an X window api guru (yet)
Can anyone suggest a window manager that, when set to its defaults,
works well with mythtv? I'd like to see the expected behavior of mythtv.
Then maybe I could get it to Do The Right Thing on my desktop.
BTW I run icewm, with some deviant customized settings. My most hated
thing in the world used to be when I was typing in one window, and some
other window popped up and started stealing the keystrokes. I do a lot
of work over vpn where it can take a while for a window to pop up, so
you go do something else instead of just wait for it. Then the window
pops up and steals keystrokes ("Aaah F@#$!".) So I tried some wm's, and
found that icewm had some options to prevent this from happening. These
options are like "FocusWindowOnFoobarEvent" and I set them all to
false. This had a profound positive effect on my Q of L.
Some apps still pop up and grab keystrokes anyway, so it may be possible
to request this from the x server? Maybe mythtv windows could request to
be at the front and get keystrokes,
or I need a more normal wm,
or I need a life, or a pshrink, or something...