Re: [Usability] Changing the taskbar semantics
- From: Maurizio Colucci <seguso forever tin it>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Changing the taskbar semantics
- Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 11:33:05 +0200
On Wednesday 01 September 2004 11:00, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > Or are you suggesting that, in general, the taskbar should take the hints
> > into account? With what logic exactly?
> Yes, my suggestion is that window hints are here for a reason. Document
> window should appear in the taskbar, and utility windows shouldn't.
You are right, that is a better solution. If you use window hints, there is no
need to check for overlapping windows.
> GNOME's taskbar already handles that very well.
Yes, I noticed if you change the gimp settings to make the toolbox and the
docks "utility windows", they don't appear in the taskbar, but when you click
on a document they are brought on top as well.
> Now, application
> developers should make better use of window hints... and users should
> file bugs about window hints to application developers.
Absolutely right :-)
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