Re: [Epiphany] Re: Window placement

On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 20:54, Osma Ahvenlampi wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 19:02, David Adam Bordoley wrote:
> > Well there is a general usability principle called spatial orientation. The 
> > idea is that if you put something somewhere, it should remain there. this 
> > works very well for unique windows (ie property windows, bme, history 
> What's wrong with just saving the window size and letting the window
> manager worry about position? :)
> Seriously, yes, spatial orientation is important, but in the X11 world,
> it _really_ is the window manager's job to handle that. IT should
> remember where it positioned a specific window earlier, and some WMs
> indeed do, sawfish for example. I don't think metacity does, but that
> could be considered a bug. A quick search in bugzilla reveals Havoc
> disagrees with me, at least on short-term, but apparently more because
> he thinks the wm<->app communication is too limited than because it's
> better for the app to do it. There is a patch for metacity:

Looks like the work is continuing on:

I dont see a problem if we keep saving window position until that code
lands though. (maybe it was not worth the trouble if we did know it
before ... but now that the code is there ...)


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