[haiku-commits] Re: r37894 - haiku/trunk/src/servers/app

  • From: "Adrien Destugues" <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:06:38 +0000

> It's the question of making it useful for everybody or not. The mode 
> itself has a certain value, and if it's usage is too annoying, I 
> doubt 
> it find any users beyond the ones that are used to it from the Amiga 
> times - I've used an Amiga for more than 10 years as my main system, 
> and while I didn't find it bad back then, I find it now horrible to 
> use 
> :-)

I still find it much better than windows, but I must admit that I use a 
patch to the Workbench that makes me able to raise and lower windows by 
clicking on them anywhere.

> So I think changing the behaviour of the right mouse button, and 
> making 
> the left mouse button practically useless is no option. The only 
> thing 
> that I think might be more in the spirit of the mode is that only 
> focussed windows are raised when clicked on the border.

Useless ? I don't think so.
The left button is used to handle focus, while the right button is used 
to raise and lower windows. These are two separate functions and each 
of them deserves its own button. Also, the left button is also used to 
move and resize the window if you hold it, and I can imagine the right 
button could be used to slide the window on the Z axis, moving it 
anywhere you want.

I actually toggle the z-order of windows quite much (to get them out of 
the way), and this doesn't mean I want to focus them.

Other related posts: