Re: [Usability] Discoverable off-screen window dragging

On Nov 30, 2007 12:21 AM, Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com> wrote:
> On 28 Nov 2007, at 23:23, Hans Petter Jansson wrote:
> > IF window is focused AND
> >    pointer is pushing against the edge of the screen AND
> >    window has area off that edge of the screen AND
> >    user is not dragging
> > THEN
> >    move the window in the opposite direction of the edge being pushed

Thinking from a techincal point of view, that would mean either using
some sort of edge-window or to constantly track mouse movement, which
in turn would involve grabbing input or polling.

I'm not sure how Metacity is set up, but I'm sure we could do this
without too much hassle in Compiz (Fusion) since we're already
treating edges different. A little of topic, but for Compiz I figure
you'd just set it up as a series of normal edge bindings and do some
added logic, though that wouldn't cover adjusting the speed properly.

I figure getting a prototype for this up in compiz is maybe 3 hours
work unless a snag I am unable to forsee is encountered. No idea for
Metacity I'm afraid. I'll throw together a prototype when I get the
time, probably some time next week unless someone else grabs it for

- Kristian

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