FAQ#18

Why does program XYZ appears/turns as/to a gray canvas?

Added by Christoph Kappel over 6 years ago. Updated by Christoph Kappel over 6 years ago.

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Answer

Generally, this happens, when a program needs a specific aspect ratio and subtle sets a gravity that violates this. Windows can tell the window manager about this kind of preferences via their size hints and subtle can honor those.

There are two possible ways:

  1. Enable size hints globally with the :resize option
    Numbers: on /off1 set :resize, true
  2. Enable this per program via tag
    Numbers: on /off1 tag "name" do
    2   match  "name" 
    3   resize true
    4 end

Note: This can happen with Java too, see here for more information.

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