better user interface :: XFCE

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Tue Aug 9 21:42:32 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 11:19 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Mmm, this is how a Mac works, and I don't particularly like it, though I
> can easily see how many people would.  If someone wants to implement
> this, at least make it optional ^_~.  Jasper linked to some KDE blog
> posts on; one of them explains exactly this
> feature, which the guy implemented in kwin in about 10 lines of code.
> Kinda cool.

I saw that too. I'd like to see this is real world, because I'm not sure
all apps set their groups field right.

> > Another things is a modification to the window manager (WM) so that it doesn't bring new windows to front if another window is in focus. It's quite annoying, when you type some text in a different window that you intended to because a new window just popped up and is focused.
> There's already a setting to not focus new windows.  If you want better
> intelligence, so it knows when you've been typing, you can enable this
> via a hidden option (see xfwm4 docs).  It's not perfect, and requires
> cooperation and help from the applications themselves, so it's not going
> to work all the time.

I'm thinking of some improvements in this area. More to come :)


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