Re: My opinions on Gnome Shell

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Adam Tauno Williams
<awilliam whitemice org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 10:18 +0300, Pasha R wrote:
>> >>> I believe the number of people that need minimizing vastly outnumber
>> >>those who don't.
>> > I don't believe anyone needs minimizing. Why are you minimizing windows?
>> > Windows can go to the back of the stack - where they interfere with nothing
>> > - or be dumped on another workspace. I don't see any reason to have an
>> > invisible application running. That sounds like it should be reimplemented
>> > as a session service.
>> That is very simple. Temporary, I don't want that application to
>> interfere with what I'm doing, but I don't want to close it
>> completely, because I'll need it in its current state later. For
>> example, I minimize browser when I'm working, but I want to return to
>> it fast when I want to take a break.
> That sounds entirely to me like "task" management, not "window"
> management.  But the take-a-break windows in their own workspace;  task
> management is the purpose of workspaces.

There are more reasons to want particular application to be running
for some time without interfering with others, I gave just one.
Also, I do not classify things I'm doing as "tasks" or "window management".

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