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

Concerning the unused space, you might want to check out my recent post to the mailing list about windows and tabs, which in my humble opinion would be a lot better use of the space.
David Mulder

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Thibault Saunier <saunierthibault gmail com> wrote:

I have thought a bit about this issue, and my question is what is the
titlebar for?  I think there is plenty of unused space on this bar, and
it would be better to simply remove it when the window is maximized
(that's what I have done for a while here). I am actually thinking about
something like how ubuntu-netbook-remix works with maximus
(, we would have a button to close (unmaximise could be a double
click or we could also have another button) the window on the top panel
(along with the icon of the current application), and when we click on
this little application icon, we could have an animation to show that
the window goes to the top left, which means the overview (it could be
in another place if we decide to change it).

When the window isn't maximized, we would have a titlebar (still the
same way as it works with ubuntu-netbook-remix/maximus), this titlebar
would have only a "maximize' button, the window icon on the top panel
would have a cross to close the application, and click on this icon
would have the same effect as before (show that the window is going to
the overview).

I hope you understand what I mean, and that it could help us all! I
would like to have opinons about this idea.

ps: sorry for not create mockups but I am to bad at it!

On Thu, 2010-03-18 at 22:55 +0100, François Jaouen wrote:
> Hello,
> (My previous post seems to have vanished away so here is my second try)
> I've started to play with the very promising gnome-shell and, at first,
> I was quite confused when I minimized a window and saw it disappeared
> around the Activities label without any clue to restore it back !
> Then I remembered that gnome-shell is all about using several workspaces
> and I decided to leave my habit of working with only one workspace (ten
> years of MS Windows practice is bound to take its toll) and started to
> organize my windows into several workspaces. Half an hour later, I was
> very comfortable with it.
> Hence my (open) question : Is the Minimize button still useful with
> gnome-shell ? Wouldn't it be more in sync with gnome-shell to have
> instead a collapse behind the title bar behavior as in emerald (double
> click on the title bar) ?
> François
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