Ondrej Mihalyi mihalyi at matfyz.cz
Wed Mar 9 21:21:17 CET 2005


I think that Olivier's advice is a nice solution to Bruce's problem, but I also came around another inconvenience with drag&drop, that would be solved if done as Bruce wrote.  The inconvenience is that if I want to drag and drop e.g. a file from one window to another one, the window I'm dragging from gets focus if I use left mouse button (as with rox) and often covers the window I want to drag to.  I have no choice to complete the drag, because Alt+Tab shortcut doesn't work while dragging and I have no idea how could I give focus to covered window, so that I can drop on it.  I think that would be a good example of a good user interface feature, if after starting a drag the window that I start dragging from would not get focus, or at least make WM somehow enable Alt+Tab shortcut while dragging.

As I remember, MS Windows Explorer works in that way, in Windows it's not only in WM, because I didn't see it in any other application in Windows.  I don't want  XFCE be like Windows, but I want it to be easy to use :)  In Windows, the Alt+Tab definitely works, at least partially with drag.

Bruce's idea would solve also this problem.  In fact I also had that idea, but didn't think it was so important to bother you developers :)  But since someone else had the same idea, I would support it.



On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 14:34:30 +0100
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> wrote:

> Hi
> I may be missing your point completely, but you can move windows without
> raising them by simply using the right mouse button on the title bar...
> Olivier.
> > On a related note, probably my only peave with xfwm4 is that it raises windows
> > on button press, unconditionally -- ie. even if you're just moving the window.
> > I'd like to be able to move windows without changing the stacking order,
> > but a `simple' click _would_ raise the window.
> > 
> > The logic would be something like: putting the raise function on the button release
> > handler, instead of button press, but only raising if there wasn't a preceding
> > move operation.   Granted, the code is a bit messier, but the current behaviour
> > is messier for the user to try to get the windows stacked back where you want them.
> > 
> > Is something like this (optionally) possible? Or does it go against the
> > philosophy of xfwm?
> > 
> > bruce
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