better user interface :: XFCE

Biju Chacko botsie at
Wed Aug 10 06:50:09 CEST 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
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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.

Perhaps something similar to the Alt-Tab style outline highlight could 
be used.

-- b

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