4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Jul 9 22:00:05 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 08:48:47PM +0100, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Mike McNally<emmecinque at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
> > I've written lots of throwaway GUI applications that show something in
> > a window but take all their input from a console.  For such a case,
> > again, I definitely want my console (xterm) command to launch that
> > window such that I can see it, but I also want to keep typing in my
> > xterm.  Another thing: I  don't necessarily raise my xterms when I
> > type in them - I may want to type a command in a window but keep
> > another window in front, because what I'm typing may affect it.
> But that's still a corner case. Turn it this way, if you have to
> choose between the two possibilities:
> a. Obscure the focused terminal where you are entering data with the
> output window (unfocused)
> b. Keep the focused window above the unfocused window, so you can see
> the data you enter
> What is the most sensitive choice? What do you think the vast majority
> of users would expect?
Neither!  :-)

Open the other window overlapping but *not* totally obscuring the
terminal window where you are typing.  The terminal window retains
focus because the cursor is positioned over the still visible part of
the terminal window,

Chris Green

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