Re: [Usability] window manager configuration
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- Cc: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] window manager configuration
- Date: 07 Dec 2001 03:39:00 -0500
Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org> writes:
> Are we assuming mousability?
I think edge-flipping is a bunch of crack, but it may be another
option one has to give in on.
> > Name of each workspace
> Really necessary?
Not really, but it's pretty easy to understand and maybe people like
Could do the WindowMaker "fade-out workspace name" hack. ;-)
> > Click-to-focus/sloppy focus (follows mouse?)
> We should try to standardise on terminology, especially considering it's an
> advanced option. Sawfish has lots of "oddly named" things.
Yeah, I don't think there are really intuitive words for something
like this though. That's why it's on crack.
> > Options I hate a lot but people probably want:
> > Maximize covers panel or not
> > Panel is on top vs. below vs. raise-on-mouseover/focus
> Would a lot of people really want this? For small-screener's, a hidden panel
> should do the trick.
I'm not sure. Owen complained a lot about Metacity's
panel-always-on-top policy, when it had that policy. ;-)
> If we're able to decrease the crack-smokage of a lot of these options,
> perhaps some of them (panel, look and feel, etc) can be condensed into one
> "desktop behaviour" control panel. WM stuff would have to stay separate
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