From: Thomas Gstädtner <thomas@gs...> - 2011-08-23 16:46:10
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 17:11, P Purkayastha <ppurka@...> wrote:
> On Monday, August 22, 2011 7:12:47 PM UTC+8, David Seikel wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:05:57 +0200 Brian 'morlenxus' Miculcy
>> <morl...@...> wrote:
>> > On 08/22/2011 12:39 PM, hannes....@... wrote:
>> > > On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Brian 'morlenxus' Miculcy
>> > > <morl...@...> wrote:
>> > >> I don't like it, and i don't think it's an improvement:
>> > >>
>> > > Problem with the menu before was that there were 3 submenu levels to
>> > > get to common window options like maximize. Now all window options
>> > > are
>> > So, you think common people go to the window menu to change the
>> > maximize state? I would guess that they use the window button for
>> > that...
>> Actually that was my pet peeve about the last menu reorg. I maximise
>> borderless windows all the time. So yes, I had to dig deep in the
>> menus to get to that.
>> Why am I maximising borderless windows? Coz I lost the fight to have
>> fullscreen windows work my way. Now I just go through a process of
>> turning on or off all the things I need to get MY style fullscreen
>> windows. Pffft
>> I did not think the previous window menu reorg was an improvement.
> If I may add as a user, I too find the maximize option in the shorter menu
> very hard to get to. I primarily use maximize horizontal or maximize
> vertical, since I still want to see the content of some window underneath or
> beside the maximized window. Because this was always quite difficult to
> reach, I hacked into e.cfg and changed the signal bindings for the maximize
> button on the window. Left click -> max, Right click -> Max horizontal,
> Middle click -> max vertical.
> Overall, I think it is quite difficult to satisfy everyone. I do like the
> fact that Always on Top and Move readily accessible in the shorter menu,
> and I do use those. But then the shorter menu also has some disadvantages,
> as i mentioned above. Also, someone else might not have any use for Sticky
> or Always on Top (I don't usually use Sticky).
Imho, the best solution would be to replace the "standard" buttons
(minimize, maximize, close) by a kind of expanding shelf inside the
border, where every window setting can be placed as a icon.
This way everyone could reach his most used features by a single
click, while the menu could be logical while keeping its complexity (I
think morlenxus has done a good job with the new menu).
Though this certainly would be a lot of work and _I_ sure am not up to
it, so I just throw it in the room :)
At least this would satisfy each and everyone.