E17 benchmarks

Ori Bernstein rand_chars at rogers.com
Thu Jun 9 23:55:58 CEST 2005

On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 13:52:03 -0700
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu> said:

> Interesting.  I've gotten pretty good at predicting where xfwm4 will
> place new windows, and I usually am ready for where it pops up.  One
> thing I really do like is a case where I have a terminal open doing
> something somewhere, and then I want another one.  sticking it in
> another corner of the screen, not overlapping, is a big win for me,
> since the most common case for that scenario involves me opening a new
> term to do something using the info currently displayed in the old term.
>  (This is one of the reasons I don't use tabbed terminals.)
> Now, I can understand how a new user could be a little confused, because
> they don't have any experience with the algorithm.  This introduces a
> learning curve, which I personally don't care about, but probably makes
> xfwm4 less "usable" to new users.
> Please don't ditch the current behavior.  I'd hate to see another nice
> advanced-ish feature get dumbed-down in the name of 'usability' (not
> picking specifically on xfwm4 here, I mean 'another' in general).

I very strongly second that!

Please keep it, even if you want to make it a hidden option defaulting to off.

If you want a speedup, maybe a fuzzier, less accurate algorithm might be the
way to go, or maybe ignoring windows below a certain threshold of size, but
*please* keep the current algorithm.

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