Re: Window controls for GNOME 3

On 02/23/2011 03:53 AM, Fabian A. Scherschel wrote:

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Frederik <scumm_fredo gmx net <mailto:scumm_fredo gmx net>> wrote:

    No minimising does not mean that everything is maximised. You can
    maximise a window by dragging it to the top (or by double-clicking)
    and de-maximise it by dragging it from the top (or by

That does make sense. I'll really have to install the F15 Beta soon to check this out in more detail.

So there won't be any way to minimise windows at all then? Not saying this is a bad idea, I'm just trying to get the facts straight. :)


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You can minimize windows by right-clicking the title bar, ALT+F9, ALT+SPACE and then N, or changing your preferences to include a minimize button. If I remember correctly, you can still add and remove and move around buttons at your leisure, though I'm not sure what benefits they would bring. The reason they're hiding the minimize function isn't because its useless, but because it's been mostly deprecated now that Shell has an infinite list of workspaces that you can drag and drop windows on to. If there's a better way to implement "minimization" or "hiding" windows, it should be implemented around 3.2 or 3.4.

By the way, removing the close button by default, while some people might like it, I don't really understand. It "reduces visual clutter", yes, but I don't want to have to go to the activities overview just to close a tiny window, you know? Otherwise, I completely agree with the decision to remove those two buttons and I can't wait until GNOME Shell is released as stable! :)

    - Ryan Peters

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