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    The enemies of Wayland

    Top bar is missing running mpv in Ubuntu Wayland.
    I opened a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...v/+bug/1829712
    and a developer replied: mpv in Wayland is a pure native Wayland app. This means it has no "top bar"
    If this is the attitude of the developers Wayland will never be adopted

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    Re: The enemies of Wayland

    Bug Report refers to 19.10, moved to Ubuntu Development Version.
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    Re: The enemies of Wayland

    Well, one possibility would be to use gnome-mpv which draws a client
    -side decoration. Mpv itself is cross platform and wants to stick to the Windows style server-side concept.
    Firefox! Probably not the king of some strange benchmark but still the king of the hill. Even with a bookmarks-sidebar

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    Re: The enemies of Wayland

    In fact to bypass the problem I use gnome-mpv or as suggested by mc4man
    For 19.04/19.10 to get deco for mpv in a wayland session you'd need to use
    --gpu-context=x11egl
    The above can also provide vaapi hwdec but only vaapi-copy
    but my post was about Wayland and I think that as long as there are similar problems wayland will find it hard to succeed

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    Re: The enemies of Wayland

    Wayland will one day shine like it needs to and when it does I think we will know by it being default in the LTS releases.

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