Short introduction for the maillinglist:
There is a discussion ongoing about transient dialogs (dialogs on top) =
in win32 builds of Inkscape. They do not work for current builds, but =
can be made to work with (afaik) only one drawback: when Inkscape's =
mainwindow is minimized while having a dialog on top, the mainwindow =
cannot simply be restored by clicking the taskbar button as this will =
give focus to the dialog that was opened. The dialog is not minimized =
when Inkscape is minimized which causes the problem. The mainwindow is =
restored by rightclicking the taskbar button and clicking on "Restore". =
The ongoing discussion is about how to solve this in a way that respects =
This mail is about a temporary solution that would greatly greatly =
greatly (I cannot stress enough) enhance Inkscape's useability.
Bulia Byak wrote:
> Johan wrote:
> > The rightclick-'restore' procedure is not really annoying=20
> > if known, but is very confusing for users and therefore I=20
> > think a complete fix is needed before I can commit the=20
> > #ifndef WIN32 removal.
> Yes, definitely.
At the moment, the "dialogs on top" option does not work on win32 =
anyway, so we might as well remove it from win32 builds. However, I have =
a better idea:
(Note this is for win32 builds only!!!) We could concatenate the options =
"Dialogs are hidden in taskbar" and "Dialogs on top" into one option =
"Dialogs on top (experimental)" (checkbox). If unchecked, Inkscape will =
use the old options "dialogs NOT hidden in taskbar" and "Dialogs on top: =
none", if checked Inkscape will use "dialogs hidden in taskbar" and =
"dialogs on top:normal". The "(experimental)" is added so that users =
know that it is likely to work dissatisfactory, and an explanatory text =
should be added on how to restore the main window when Inkscape was =
minimized (i.e. the 'rightclick-restore' procedure).