[arch-general] Chromium Favorites Bar Partially Inoperative

Martin S. Weber Ephaeton at gmx.net
Mon Feb 1 10:34:37 UTC 2016

On 2016-01-31 18:11:24, Dutch Ingraham wrote:
> (...)

confirm chrome on awesome "right" (or 2ndary) monitor problems: This is
an awesome + multi-monitor + chromium problem, not your graphics driver.

folders in the bookmark bar do not track "pressed" status or track the
mouse at all.

I believe it's more of awesome + some dirty stuff chromium does that it
gets away in most other window managers because those aren't as awesome
as awesome is awesome.

I have observed this for at least half a year now, on different machines,
always chromium (or google-chrome) + awesome + multimonitor setup + using
the "secondary" monitor. Another thing is that chrome likes to draw itself
a couple pixes left and right of where it actually is so at times snaps
into the wrong screen in awesome.  Less awesome WMs will probably cover
this chromium bug as well. Just like the scum browser at times wants
to draw its own window decoration or implement its own window movement
(drag the title bar) ignoring the WM. It's not surprising chromium gets
it wrong, these devs are out of their native area of expertise when
doing WM-level stuff and I hope one day they'll learn to leave their
fingers off it.


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