Re: A Proposal For The Addition Of Color-Reactiveness To The GNOME Desktop

On 20 May 1998, Rob Browning wrote:

>      And this is somewhat half-baked, but I had always thought it
>      might be interesting (and really easy if we had display
>      postscript systems) to have some windows just iconify to smaller
>      versions (say %20) of themselves so you could still see what they
>      were doing, even when they were "out of the way".  You should
>      even still be able see enough detail to tell when say a long
>      compile in an xterm was finished.

My Xterm (out of XFree86) has a MiniIcon view which I find very useful. It
uses the tiny font to actually display on the icon whatever is going on.
Very useful for a compile. You do the make and iconify, and when the stuff
stops moving (you can usually tell if there's a shell prompt at the bottom
too) you know the compile is over.

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