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Where is dmenu in the tree?

asked 2015-02-01 09:42:23 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

updated 2015-02-01 09:42:53 +0000

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I'm trying to exclude dmenu from compton shadows, but haven't had much luck so far. So I figured, I'd find out what's even in the tree.

I ran i3-msg -t 'get_tree' once without dmenu and then once when dmenu was open via sleep 3 && …. Comparing both dumps, they are exactly the same right down to the last byte.

How is that? Shouldn't dmenu be a (floating?) window? Why does i3 not see it, but compton still renders a shadow?

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answered 2015-02-01 10:37:33 +0000

Michael gravatar image

dmenu is not a floating window, but an unmanaged window, so i3 never touches it.

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That makes sense – I don't know why I didn't think about that. I guess I'll have to use X tools to find out why compton doesn't seem to find dmenu. Thanks

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2015-02-01 10:47:44 +0000 )edit

And I've figured it out. Thanks again!

airblader gravatar imageairblader ( 2015-02-01 10:54:01 +0000 )edit

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