Re: Gnome2 and viewports

On Friday 15 February 2002 01:27 pm, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> writes:
> > Bob Giesen <BobGiesen earthlink net> writes:
> > >    I agree wholeheartedly about the utility of viewports.  I
> > > recently started using Gnome & Sawfish and have decided to
> > > stick with them -- but will have to reconsider (and almost
> > > definitely change) if they go with a single workspace.
> >
> > See my other response. You aren't understanding what "remove
> > viewports" means. (It certainly doesn't mean a single workspace.)
> I should add, there's no reason you _should_ understand it - few
> people do. That's why we're removing the whole viewports vs.
> desktops concept.
> KDE did this long ago, btw.
> Havoc

   Okay, now that I've done a little more exploring, I see the 
difference between the viewports and workspaces.
   I do appreciate the flexibility of having both, but I'm actually 
using only a single workspace with 4 viewports.  The implementation 
doesn't really matter to me; all I really care about is that I can 
have multiple logical screens and an easy way to move application 
windows from one screen to another.  Your edge-flipping works well, 
but I'd also like to see a quicker way to use a title-bar menu than 
that which I see in Sawfish.  (I don't like having to right-click on 
that little [-] button to bring up the move-to selector.  Why not use 
the middle button anywhere on the title bar to bring up that menu?  
It's presently non-functional... ah, but I guess that's a wm issue, 
not Gnome...)

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he'll eat for a month." -- (author unknown)

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