Drawing minimized windows

John Hamel johnchamel at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 22:55:00 PST 2009

Well, I think you're either misunderstanding me or thinking of an old
version that incorporated a "hack" that the compiz devs want to keep
out of the current version.

To clarify, I'm not just talking about previewing a window when you
hover over it on the taskbar (which I assume would be done by
accessing a snapshot of the window), I'm talking about having the
window continue to be drawn while minimized so that compiz can access
it to use in other functions such as scale and switcher. (An older
version did have a hack to do it at one point.)

On 2/16/09, Tomas Carnecky <tom at dbservice.com> wrote:
> On 02/16/2009 06:02 AM, John Hamel wrote:
>> Interesting. I know I heard somewhere that it was X that was doing it
>> but your answer does sound plausible. I'll double check with the
>> compiz devs to make sure I understand what's going on.
>> Incidentally, if it's the window manager that's creating the issue,
>> any chance you'd know if there are any window managers that do draw
>> minimized windows?
> Compiz does provide previews for minimized windows, if you have the
> plugin enabled.
> tom

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