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

On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 09:28 +0100, Rovanion Luckey wrote:

> On the topic of the minimize function: When I have let users who have
> never seen the gnome shell before use the shell the minimization
> functionality is something that often confuses the user. Because the
> window appears as if it was closed, it simply vanished into
> nothingness.
> If the current minimization functionality is kept, that the window
> goes into the activities pane(paradox because it's already there but),
> there has to be some sort of indication that it went there. A simple
> animation with the window fading into the upper left corner would do.
> In the activities pane there should also be some sort of indication
> that "this window is minimized", some graying out or a change in
> opacity.

There already is an animation that shows the window shrinking into the
upper left.
I do like the idea of having some sort of indicator in the overview that
a window is minimized

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