Re: A new, modern fullscreen for Gnome Shell

Le samedi 19 novembre 2011 à 09:21 -0600, Josh Leverette a écrit :
> 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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It's clear that switching between fullscreen game and desktop is often a
real pain.

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