Subject: Re: mozilla won't accept text input
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/30/2004 22:02:58
In message <>, Simon Burge 
>Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
>> Simon Gerraty writes:
>> - On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 01:01:11 -0500, Peter Seebach writes:
>> - >In Simon Gerraty writes:
>> - >>I've got mozilla-1.6nb1 on 2.0G, and it works fine - expect that none
>> - >>of the dialogue boxes accept any input.
>> - >
>> - >If you're using twm or certain other window managers, yes, it's a famous
>> - >bug from Mozilla trying to outsmart the window manager's focus... Been th
>> - >forever.
>> - 
>> - bingo!  Yes, I'm using twm - haven't gotten around to installing
>> - anything else.
>> 	Turn on DecorateTransients, and Mozilla and friends will
>> behave better..
>I'm using ctwm and have DecorateTransients on already and still see this
>problem.  I also have NoTitle too, so I'm not entirely sure why I have
>DecorateTransients, but this ctwmrc has grown over about 10 years...

I have DecorateTransients set with twm, and I still have problems.  But 
I'd be surprised if it had any effect; the problems I see with Galeon 
appear to be within Galeon's own windows; I don't think twm is involved 
at all.

		--Steve Bellovin,