GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Troubleshooting Guide

3.4 Unexpected Window Behavior


Some of my application windows appear above all desktop environment windows and do not restore properly or appear in the GNOME window list. 


By default, many applications which are based on MainSoft libraries ignore the window manager and attempt to manage their own windows. Rational Rose and XML Professional Publisher are known to have this problem. To tell MainSoft-based applications to behave correctly, you must set the MWWM environment variable as follows: