Re: Is the Minimize button still useful with gnome-shell ?

The whole problem with your solution is that you will start over-complicating the interface, as you will be adding a new element (the icons in the notifications area, thus the notification area won't be a notification area anymore and if you minimize e.g. a transmission window you will have two transmission icons). With my mockup no new elements are added at all.
 David Mulder

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Fernando C.V. <ferkiwi gmail com> wrote:
I think that the approach should be simple and avoid creating any new
concept just for minimizing. Let alone complicating the overview.

What about making the minimized windows turn into an icon at the
current notify bar?
This way it'll partially (or totally?) solve the problems that some
people have with the lack of a taskbar (they can just minimize the
windows they wanna have on list and the notify area at the bottom will
show the list of windows). When the icon of a window in the notifybar
was clicked the window will pop up and unminimize.

The minimized windows in the notify area won't show up in the
overview, so that minimizing can be also a way to clean up the screen.

Also, the minimized windows could be shared between different desktops
(the same way notifications stay the same no matter the desktop you
are in) this way, for people who use different desktop and don't need
as much minimization, they can use it for moving windows between
workspaces easily (just minimize and unminimize into a different

Fernando Carmona

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