[PlanetCCRMA] .desktop files startup notification

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Feb 17 15:49:01 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,
> eg:
> StartupWMClass=Ardour
> 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.

I am not sure if I understand... this is so that an application launched
from a menu gets the "starting x" slot in the launcher and the hourglass

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

Just send them to me directly...
-- Fernando