[haiku-commits] Re: r38192 - haiku/trunk/src/apps/terminal

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:34:04 +0200

Am 18.08.2010 08:35, schrieb pulkomandy:
Yes we had this discussion already before: Saving the terminal position make
no sense because there are usually multiple terminal instances. In this case
new terminal would pop up at (felt) random positions. E.g. closing a
terminal on a different workspace at a strange position, let pass some time
so that you forget that you close that terminal, switch back to another
workspace and open a new one...

If saving terminal position makes no sense then why are we doing it?

It was requested in a ticket.
It is also useful for me to open multiple terminals and have them at
known positions. But it depends a lot on the way you use terminal.
On the other hand, a "strange" position is not worse than center of

Feel free to remove or improve it if you don't like it.

It's horrible at the moment. When I open a Terminal on a clean image, it opens on the forth workspace (while I was on the first workspace when I launched it). I don't remember if this was discussed in the ticket with the patch, or on the mailing list, but there was a suggestion to enable the "restore session" feature only when a certain modifier is held down at the time when a Terminal is launched. So you can hold Shift for example when you launch your Terminals that should pop up in known locations, and otherwise you get the old behavior. It's unusable right now, in any case.

Best regards,

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