better user interface :: XFCE

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Aug 9 23:19:06 CEST 2005

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Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 14:05 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>I was thinking about this the other day.  Win2k blinks the taskbar
>>button and window title something like 3-5 times, and then it stays
>>highlighted until you focus it.  Annoyingly, it looks like WinXP does
>>the same thing Xfce does - blink forever.  If someone wants to patch the
>>taskbar and WM to only blink, say, 4 or 5 times, and then stay
>>highlighted until URGENT is unset, I think it would be accepted ^_^.
> I disagree. One and only one window must be highlighted at a time, it's
> the one that has keyboard focus. If you have two windows highlighted at
> the same time, it's a mess from a usability standpoint (and yes, I've
> seen this in Windows and I consider that as a ugly bug)

Oh, gah, I see the difference.  I wasn't equating the
URGENT-highlight-blink color as the same as the active-window color.
Meh, that's a shame that they're the same.  Are there any 'unused'
theme-specified colors we could use for the blink color, then?

At least we could implement my suggestion on the taskbar, since
pressed-in buttons and URGENT-highlighted buttons aren't the same color.

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