better user interface :: XFCE

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Aug 9 22:53:58 CEST 2005

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Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> 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; 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.
> I like those ideas quite a lot. The UI behaviour of graphical apps like
> The Gimp
> and Sodipodi is SO terrible at the moment and features like the mentioned
> grouping really would increase their user-friendlyness.

There's nothing stopping the gimp or sodipodi from implementing this
themselves: just keep a list of windows around, and watch all windows
for focus changes, and when they get the focus, raise all the others to
the top.  The plus is that all gimp users get this functionality,
regardless of what WM they're running.  I don't see why this *has* to be
a WM feature, and I only think it's useful in apps that have multiple
windows for things like toolboxes and palletes and whatnot.  For other
apps, like firefox, for example, I certainly don't want raising one
window to raise the others.


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