Re: interapplication communication

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 19:52 +0100, Florian Müllner wrote:
>> El mar, 05-01-2010 a las 11:48 -0500, jared escribió:
>> > Perhaps once you bring up the windows in the overlay, there could be a
>> > filtering function.
>> I think there actually is - although it is obviously way too
>> unobvious :)
>> In the overview, right clicking a running app's icon in the app well
>> will pop up a menu and filter the window previews to only show windows
>> that belong to the selected application. To me, that sounds pretty close
>> to the functionality you suggest, even if triggered differently.
> Also, left click and hold.

Good, but the main point in Johannes and my use case (to recall
several open windows of evince with  a paper you are reading and some
is to avoid the "changes of contexts"  when posible.

Thus, with the current solution, you have to go to the overlay "to
change the context", then look for the application you are using in
the list... (Really, does it make sense to look for Document viewer as
an application??), right click in that icon to then focus on the
filtered window list to see the reference papers. It just seems too
complex and too "context switching" for me...

So, what s the problem of adding a second hot corner to achieve the
same functionality that would not require the context switching? (I
have no clue about the usability of hot corners)



PS: Please forgive the use of the concept "context switching" (In my
understanding, this would mean to associate going to the overlay to
change what i am doing and thus context switching... But really don t
know if this is true for most users)

> (There's a bug/regression currently where you can't release the mouse
> over a window to activate it:
> That used to work.)
> - Owen
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