Re: minimize-to-tile would make for a more seamless experience

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 13:15, Sriram Ramkrishna <sri ramkrishna me> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:23 AM, William Jon McCann
> <william jon mccann gmail com> wrote:
>> Hey Johannes,
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:48 AM, Johannes Schmid <jhs jsschmid de> wrote:
>> > Hi!
>> >
>> >> ATM I find myself switching to activities overview  very often just to
>> >> find a minimized (or obscured) window. As others have pointed out, this
>> >> has two disadvantages:
>> >
>> > Wasn't the original design to remove the minimize button alltogether?
>> > Haven't heard of this in a while though.
>> Yes.
>> I thought we were on track for that but it seems not.  I recommend
>> that everyone make that gconf change to disable min and max buttons
>> though.  I've been using it that way.
> This might prove controversial, I think we'll need to put a FAQ on it on
> to explain the design decision on it.  Personally, this will work
> well as long as the transition to overview is fast enough.

I could articulate the minimize removal rationale to someone who asks
but what's the design rationale for the maximize button removal?

What's the status of a "send to back" button to replace the
functionality of minimize?

Also, I would rather not make a video about these but I suspect the
change will be interesting enough to warrant mention in the context of
a winder video of the design principals.

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