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XAWT: Set new extended WM hints on TrayIcon's balloon and tooltip

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      In the Draft version 1.4.draft-2 of the Extended Window Manager Hints (EWMH) spec
      (http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.4.html, last updated on Sep 29, 2006)
      there have been introduced two new types (among others) to the _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE
      property:

      _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_TOOLTIP
          Indicates that the window in question is a tooltip, ie., a short piece of
          explanatory text that typically appear after the mouse cursor hovers over an
          object for a while. This property is typically used on override-redirect windows.

      _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NOTIFICATION
          Indicates a notification. An example of a notification would be a bubble appearing
          with informative text such as "Your laptop is running out of power" etc. This
          property is typically used on override-redirect windows.

      Here's an extract from the wm-spec-list mailing list
      (http://www.mail-archive.com/###@###.###/msg00334.html):

          "A compositing manager deals with all windows that are visible on the
          screen, even override-redirect ones. This means new window types
          are needed so the compositing manager will know how to decorate the
          override-redirect windows with translucency and shadows etc."

      So, we should probably add these new hints to the TrayIcon's tooltip and balloon
      when the new spec is finilized.

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