[PlanetCCRMA] .desktop files startup notification

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 14:20:02 2004

Just a quick note. I just found out how the startup notification in gnome
and KDE works you just add the window manager class to the .desktop file,


Which makes the pointer be busy until the 1st window is mapped. You can
find the classes by running  xprop | grep WM_CLASS  and clicking on the
window of the app you want to wait for.

For GTK2 apps (eg. JAMin) you can just use StartupNotify=true which waits
for some standard X message. Probably works with new Qt apps too.

Fernando: if theres a convienient way for me to get diffs to you for the
planet .desktop files I'll be happy to.

- Steve