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

  • From: "jscipione" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:12:13 -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 jscipione):

 Well, the thing certainly doesn't look like a menu, but surely anyone
 on it gets the drift real quick.

 The deskbar is not a menu it is just implemented using a BMenu. But to the
 user it is its own thing and not a menu bar like in other apps. Therefore
 the deskbar's behavior is open to interpretation. My opinion and the
 original parents opinion is that the left click should bring the
 application windows forward. Others think it should open a contextual menu
 allowing the user to select the window they want. I cannot see how this
 debate can be solved since both are equally valid behaviors. To me it is
 just "wrong" to open a contextual menu on left click. I have tried to get
 used to the behavior but I just can't seem to. It is especially baffling
 to me for single window applications such as Deskcalc where there is
 really only choice, show the window or hide it. So at least for those apps
 the contextual menu should go away. Perhaps the contextual menu should
 only appear on a left click if there is more than one window open for the
 app. Right click always brings up the menu. That sounds like a fair
 comprimise to me.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/6296#comment:9>
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