4.6: new windows now start on bottom

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 18:03:07 CEST 2009

On 2009-07-15, Net Llama! <netllama at linux-sxs.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Grant Edwards<grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2009-07-15, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Grant Edwards<grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Again, you are not getting it.
>>> My opinion has nothing to do with that (stop trying to put the
>>> discussion on a personal level, will you), but I happen to be
>>> the developer who wrote the code, so all I am asking is a
>>> simple fact based explanation on why the previous behavior is
>>> desirable. Is that too much asking for?
>> As I stated earlier, it's annoying and a waste of time to have
>> to dig through the stack of windows hunting for the program you
>> just started.
> To elaborate, if I happen to open a new window that is smaller than
> pre-existing windows, I've often had to play guessing games to even
> know where that new window is hidden.

And when the new window looks very similar to an existing
window (e.g. browsing two slightly different versions of the
same source file) it can take a non-trivial amount of effort to
figure out which is the new window and which is the old one.

When new windows start on top of the stack, you don't have to
go hunt for them and you know immediately which window is the
new one.

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! I was born in a
                                  at               Hostess Cupcake factory
                               visi.com            before the sexual

More information about the Xfce mailing list