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Re: [wmx] Resize-thingy-bugJason Smith
- Fri Apr 16 16:18:36 1999
How about getting rid of the borders and titlebar altogether when not in
use?... it is really just redundant data after you switch to the window,
and takes up valueable screen space.
Why not have a hot key that would bring up window borders and titles while
the mouse is over (or whatever focus method you use) it. That way you can
keep the functionality of them and even increase it, while maximizing screen
And what the hell is wrong with the resize triangle? it is very
unobtrusive right now and I have NEVER had any trouble with it. Yes the
colors change (IT'S TRANSPARENT!) and even if its not sometimes, it is a
very small nudge... which could be further hidden by the above patch.
of course I am talking as the lead mouse in operation: BELL-THE-CAT
because I myself will probably never make these changes...
ArtComp & Design
On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, O'Shaughnessy Evans wrote:
> Michael ROGERS <M.Rogers@cs.ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> > ----================================ <-- Frame "hovers" away from window like
> > || |-----------------------------# it currently does for unfocussed
> > | | | # windows (just looks cool).
> > | | | [
> > \ | | [ <-- Right and bottom of window have thick
> > \ | | [ frame (instead of left and top).
> > \| | #
> > ##===========================## <-- L-shaped resize tab at bottom right.
> > # = Single-plane resize tabs at top right and bottom left (as now).
> >  = Button.
> > (The thick frame (including the resize tabs) and the button disappear when
> > the window loses focus, to indicate which window has focus (as now).)
> > This layout would get rid of the problems caused by the triangular tab, and
> > would hopefully look just as good as the current layout.
> Hmm. This could be good -- not sure if I'd rather have the thick frame
> or the current behavior of filling the hover gap. Guess I'll have to
> see it to decide. In either case, though, it's not a real big deal to
> me -- I like wmx regardless :)
> > I also had a few changes to wm2's behaviour in mind (other than those related
> > to Gnome compliance). These are:
> > * Right clicking on button to kill window (instead of left clicking and
> > waiting).
> > * Right clicking on resize tabs to maximize the window in that direction
> > (right clicking on the L-shaped tab would maximize the window in both
> > directions). Right clicking again would restore the original size.
> This would be very cool!
> > I'd be happy to merge these changes back into the non-Gnome versions of wm2
> > and wmx if anyone's interested.
> As you've probably noticed, I'd like to see 'em in wmx. I don't use
> anything Gnomish, so wmg itself (or whatever you're going to call it)
> won't impact me much. Good to see development on the wm* front, though.
> O'Shaughnessy Evans
> Admin & Developer @ Artemis Management Systems, Inc.
> "The future masters of technology will have to be lighthearted and
> intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb."
- Re: [wmx] Resize-thingy-bug, (continued)