[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #6296: deskbar 's list of running programs

  • From: "stippi" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:52:55 -0000

#6296: deskbar 's list of running programs
  Reporter:  khallebal       |        Owner:  stippi
      Type:  enhancement     |       Status:  new
  Priority:  normal          |    Milestone:  R1
 Component:  User Interface  |      Version:  R1/alpha2
Resolution:                  |     Keywords:
Blocked By:                  |  Has a Patch:  0
  Platform:  All             |     Blocking:

Comment (by stippi):

 The DeskBar is indeed a menu and behaves like one. The same is true for
 the Windows task bar and start button. I think window management has
 improved in Windows 7, but the single click feature to bring windows to
 front if an app has only one window has certainly irritated me. The
 problem is that I expected it to work for example on Firefox with only one
 browser window open, but it stops working if the Downloads window happens
 to be open as well. I guess I prefer consistent behavior, but I can at
 least understand how it works in Windows 7, since it would be a little
 silly to require two clicks for bringing the sole window of an application
 to the front. Just saying such inconsistent bheavior *is* still
 irritating, at least at first.

 In another ticket, I have described an idea for a real context menu for
 Deskbar entries. It would contain options like "Pin this application to
 the Deskbar" and "Launch this application at system start" and so on. The
 menu that opens on application entries right now is not and should not be
 regarded as context menu. It is just how the Deskbar has always worked and
 is consistent with for example the browsing of the Be menu. It is also
 functionally equivalent to the Windows 7 task bar entries.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/6296#comment:11>
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