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

  • From: "danboid" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 22:41:08 -0000

#6296: deskbar 's list of running programs
Reporter: khallebal | Owner: axeld
Type: enhancement | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Deskbar | Version: R1/Development
Resolution: | Keywords:
Blocked By: | Blocking: 12040
Has a Patch: 0 | Platform: All

Comment (by danboid):

When you have just one instance of a program open and/or the program in
question only has one window open, you should not be presented with a menu
when you click on a running program in the Deskbar. In this situation, the
program being clicked on should be brought to the foreground and
unminimized without having to select it from the sub-menu because the
other options (Hide All, Show All and Close All) don't apply. The sub-menu
should only appear when multiple instances of an app are running or if an
app has multiple windows open and maybe only via right-click.

In addition, I have another good reason to alter the Deskbar's current
design. In my first week of returning to Haiku (last week) I accidentally
closed programs at least 4/5 times in my first week but I didn't know that
at the time. I thought the programs were crashing. What was actually
happening was I was double-cicking on the deskbar icon to switch to its
window but my pointer got moved everso slightly to the side which means
the second click selects 'Close all' from that misplaced context menu.

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/6296#comment:15>
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