Re: [Usability] Re: Decision: instant apply window buttons
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: merchan baton phys lsu edu
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, usability gnome org, hig gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: Decision: instant apply window buttons
- Date: 21 Jan 2002 14:52:17 -0500
Gregory Merchan <merchan baton phys lsu edu> writes:
> These are (3), which are not dialogs. They might be left open for any length
> of time.
The point about "are they dialogs" is "should the WM treat them like
dialogs or like main application/document windows"
For most window managers right now, this just means "should there be
If you want to treat them like a palette window (type UTILITY in the
WM spec, based on the MacOS name for these) then I think most WMs will
get the decorations a bit wrong - like the PhotoShop toolbox
decorations, with the "small titlebar"
If you don't want to look the same as a dialog or a main app window or
a toolbox, then you need a new window type in the WM spec. But I sort
of like the Mac's approach of having only 4 window types, and think
our current 7 or so is already kind of suspect, so I am inclined to
tell the window manager these things are dialogs.
If you look at the windows URL:
that window is plainly just like a dialog in all window management
respects (and also in the having-buttons-at-the-bottom respect and
almost certainly the which-keybindings-close-it respect).
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