Re: Window controls for GNOME 3

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:20 AM, Sriram Ramkrishna <sri ramkrishna me> wrote:
> Now, as I understand it the work around would be to move this to another
> workspace.  To do that would require a number of window management steps
> that I previous accomplished using a single button action.

What if there was a titlebar button that moved the window to a new
workspace? I think that would probably be the best of both worlds. The
people who want a 'minimize' button are provided with a single button
that makes the unwanted window disappear, but instead of relying on
the outdated taskbar metaphor, it fits into the 'new' workspace
metaphor that Gnome Shell is aiming towards.

This would be a natural fit for the Activities display, because now
there's no difference between 'hidden/minimized' windows and any other
workspace. There doesn't need to be a designated area for hidden
windows, because they're all just on other workspaces, which there is
already a good interface for.

Owen mentioned the titlebar being 'off balance' because of the title
being at center and all three buttons off to one side, so how about

[-]        Window Title            [X]

So that's the 'hide to new workspace' button at left, and close button
at right, with title centered. Nice and balanced, eh? What does
everybody think?

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