windows switching

Bradee-oh! bradeeoh at
Tue May 18 16:59:48 CEST 2004

Wow.  Sounds like great ideas, and I for one wouldn't mind having them 

You go ahead and get working on that transparency thing - as we all 
know, Xfree86 and both have absolutely wonderful, nontrivial 
support for transparency...


Scott Rubin wrote:
> I agree.  The current alt-tabbing is not visually intuitive.  To fix it 
> I suggest a few things.  First, what has been suggested before.  The 
> small alt-tab box that displays in the middle of the screen should show 
> the icon and/or thumbnail of the window you are switching to.  The text 
> in the box we have right now is no good.  Second, instead of 
> highlighting the border of the soon to be active window do this.  When 
> alt-tab is pressed every window is set to have transparency of 85% or 
> so.  The focused window will have 0 transparency.  It will be very very 
> easy to tell which window will come to the forefront this way.  You 
> might even be able to forego the box with icons/thumbnails in it if this 
> is implemented well.  Some sort of hint of color in the pager may be 
> helpful for people who keep their eye down there.  Lastly there should 
> be an option in the control center to toggle alt-tabbing across virtual 
> desktops.  I know some people who really want that feature.
> Ok, that's all I got, discuss.
> -Scott
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