Re: Thumbs up!

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From: David Prieto <frandavid100 gmail com>
To: bojan rexursive com
Cc: awilliam redhat com, gnome-shell-list gnome org
Sent: 26.4.'11,  21:38



In Gnome 2, each open app is a box on a taskbar. In Windows 7, that box
also has window representations once you get over it, so you can see
what is in each window. So, that's visually different.

Yep. These representations (which I had totally forgotten, by the way) are
still tinier than Overview windows though, and they're still placed
regardless of the original window's location. My point stands.

Not necessarily.

Once you reposition windows with expose, they are not easily
recognisable as the ones you are normally seeing in your original view.
That's the problem with expose - that's why you only use it when you get
in trouble with clutter.

And yet, you don't seem to have any trouble using taskbars. That's curious
considering that they have the same problem, only worse.

The smart taskbar in Windows 7 and expose solve the same problem differently. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

Gnome Shell gives the behavior of expose when no such behaviour is requested or desired.

I use the word "problem" because it's what it seems to be for you. Please
bear in mind that it's no problem from where I see it.

Don't worry, I got that. :-)

For me to go and pick a new application to run, I have to endure the
expose, which I don't want/need to endure.

If I get into the overview and there are no overlapping windows, I still
see expose view. Which, again, I have to endure.

If I want to move my windows to another workplace by dragging, I again
have to endure expose.

I am sorry that having to endure expose is so painful to you. I don't know
what else to say, I'm afraid I can't relate.

Look, the situation is simple: I never asked for expose, yet I'm exposed to unnecessary animation of it anyway.

And I don't really know where my window will end
up on another workspace, because I'll have to adjust it later.

Sorry - not true. If you open the Overview and drag a window to another
workspace, it's placed in the exact same position it was before. You do know
where it will end up.

OK, so the functionality of overview for moving windows is as good as right click, move to workspace. If there was no expose, one could move the window to _another_ location in a different workspace.


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