better user interface :: XFCE
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Tue Aug 9 22:37:31 CEST 2005
Olivier Fourdan schrieb:
>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 http://blog.xfce.org/; one of them explains exactly this
>>feature, which the guy implemented in kwin in about 10 lines of code.
>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 :)
I like those ideas quite a lot. The UI behaviour of graphical apps like
and Sodipodi is SO terrible at the moment and features like the mentioned
grouping really would increase their user-friendlyness.
Anyway, as my employee usually states: The more windows an application opens
the worse its usability is. Although I have a more differentiated
opinion on this, there's
some truth in that statement.
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