#290 X11 WMCLASS


To set X11 window class to jedit which will make it more window manager friendly

// Set X11 WMCLASS to some meaningful value
if (OperatingSystem.isX11())
try {
Toolkit xToolkit = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit();
java.lang.reflect.Field awtAppClassNameField = xToolkit.getClass().getDeclaredField("awtAppClassName");
awtAppClassNameField.set(xToolkit, System.getProperty("x11.class", "jedit"));
} catch(Exception e) {
System.err.println("error setting WMCLASS");


  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2009-08-18
    • status: open --> open-invalid
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2009-08-18

    This is not an actual patch, just a suggestion of some code to add. but it needs to be added to the correct places of the current SVN of jEdit, and then reviewed, and then applied. This is not a complete patch. However it is a very good idea! And I'd like to see someone put it in the right places (is it only when jEdit creates dockable windows and views, or anywhere else?)

  • Vlad Seryakov

    Vlad Seryakov - 2009-08-18

    Yes, at the time i was not sure and not familiar with jEdit, just wanted to start using it and inability to be managed by window manager was the biggest problem. Currently i am using it under cairo-dock/compiz/emerald, it is working great. I agree, it needs to be added to proper place, just not sure where that might be.

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2009-08-18

    moving to feature requests.

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2009-08-18
    • labels: 826388 -->
    • status: open-invalid --> open-remind
  • Björn Kautler

    Björn Kautler - 2014-05-26

    This got added 2 years ago

  • Björn Kautler

    Björn Kautler - 2014-05-26
    • status: open-remind --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Damien
    • Group: --> v5.2

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