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Re: Window manager interaction

From: Philippe Roussel
Subject: Re: Window manager interaction
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 13:04:51 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 07:02:12AM +0100, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
> It sounds reasonable to allow interface style to control that sort of  
> thing, and the behavior you suggest makes sense for a windows app.
> I'm not sure it addresses the original case though ... which was not for 
> an app running on windows and where, specifically, we know we don't want 
> to have the app close when  the last window closes.  So we probably still 
> need to retain defaults for more fine grained control over behavior 
> rather than just forcing a microsoft style behavior.
> It's not a problem really to do both microsoft style behaviors and user 
> defaults for fine control.

Just for the record, I like the vertical menus :o)

> Anyway ... see what you think of the change to allow unhide by showing  
> the app icon when the app is hidden, and think about how it would be if, 
> instead of showing that, what we actually did was show a miniaturised 
> version displayed in whatever way the window manager normally  handles  
> miniaturised windows (eg in a task bar).

It works for me (under Metacity), thanks Richard ! I think this is a
big step for better integration. I would prefer something to appear in
the task bar instead (so demanding...) of the appicon but it's a start.

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, 
if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not 
smart enough to debug it. BrKernighan

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