Re: A new, modern fullscreen for Gnome Shell

On the other hand, I'm one of the people who believe the top bar is
useless waste of space. And is one the reasons I don't use Gnome

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Josh Leverette <coder543 gmail com> wrote:
> Attached is a screenshot of me playing Starcraft II in a jury-rigged means
> of achieving the fullscreen mode I think is so much fun to use in practice.
> Currently, my wine configuration disables window decorations and has a
> virtual desktop that's a few pixels shorter than my desktop, so it
> automagically appears like this. I've been able to achieve a similar effect
> using Steel Storm II: Burning Retribution, and the game play works
> fantastically in both setups.
> Advantages:
> The absolute-black color of the bar does not bother the eyes, your brain
> writes it off as not disturbing the full screen effect.
> You have instant access to the current time and day, and it just feels like
> a good general system overview, and it feels like a dashboard for you while
> you're in game, giving you an overview of your system.
> It's a consistent appearance in line with when you're on the desktop
> normally.
> If you tap the SuperKey/WindowsKey, you can instantly switch away from the
> game without delay on the Wine game, and switch tasks. (the native Steel
> Storm game does not allow this.)
> From a gamer's perspective, these things make it more fun to play Starcraft
> II on Linux than on Windows. I would love to see this extended as the
> default fullscreen mode (but a preference option would probably be needed in
> system settings), and it would be amazing if the superkey escape could be
> enforced in all fullscreen apps, finally allowing a way out of games. As it
> is, the mouse is fully captured so there is no risk of hitting the
> Activities hot corner or any of that.
> --
> Sincerely,
>     Josh
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