Re: Decorations (again) wrote:
> On  8 Nov, Paul Warren scribbled:
> ->  On Sat, 6 Nov 1999 wrote:
> ->  > On  6 Nov, Matthias Ettrich scribbled:
> ->
> ->  > ->  Raster, last time we talked about that you mentioned you have other window
> ->  > ->  groups in mind. Any suggestions?
> ->  >
> ->  > Definitely:
> ->  > Filemanager view window (you might not want certain decorations on a
> ->  > filemanager view window)
> ->
> ->  Why not?  What is special about a filemanager view window?
> eg: the WM may haveth ability for the titlebar to be an entry box - and
> the user can change the title... if the title changes to a new path..
> the fm canges that windows view to that path...
> if the tile changes withthe the fm changing it the fm will try that pth.
> this doent exist.. but i dont rule it out - trhus if the fm requests
> such a window border and theWM is capable of it it can provide a border
> with a titlebar as a text entry widget - also it could strip some
> decoration elements that dont have too much usefulness in the context
> of a filemanager window. - eg the WM may consider a filemanage window
> to only need one button - close. we coudl argue policy forever - thats
> up to the wm - but if you give mre information the WM has a better
> chance of making a decision thats better.
> ->
> ->  > Pager window (kwm and E both use separate windows for the pager(s) so a
> ->  > different border woudl be useful)
> ->
> ->  Can they not be classified as tool windows?
> hmm that depends - if you look at E's pager windows - by default brushe
> dmetals have a small handle on th3e side fi clicked will shad ena
> unshade horizontally - a way of hiding the pager out of the way and
> being able to get it back at a single click. they also have no titlebar
> text sinc ei dont see it as sueful sicne the text is just "0" "1" "2"
> etc. and the image int he pager tells you what desktop it is anyway...

While horizontal shading is too weird for a normal WM, you might want to
provide a hint for _NET_WM_STATE (if this is changed to a list of

another extension could be _NET_ROLLUP_HEIGHT for applications that want
to draw the rolled up size themselves (most winamp clones).

... GUI: WPS.

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