[haiku-development] Re: For a better autoraise

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:36:23 +0200 CEST

"Alexandre Deckner" <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As has been mentioned several times on the mailing lists, the current 
> autoraise feature (as seen with Deskbar, but that should be standard/
> shared) could be perfected. Well it's really annoying in fact ;)

Agreed. One could also thing about introducing a window flag for this, 
though (like a B_AUTO_ACTIVATE_WINDOW).

> Here is my last (stupid?:-)) idea:
> - Raise when the mouse is over a visible part of the target (or 
> screen 
> edges if invisible) for over a threshold time. 
> - For the impatients that can't wait for the threshold, raise when 
> shaking rapidly the mouse along the screen edges (and visible parts 
> maybe too).
> I don't know if i'm clear, but i think it could satisfy everyone and 
> is 
> pretty intuitive (shake to wake). A similar gesture could also be 
> used 
> to mean "hurry-up" for autoscrolls in menus or (drag'n')drop 
> autoscrolling.

I wouldn't mind a hotkey either for scrolling, but in general, I think 
it's definitely worth a try, and would be intuitive to use, too.


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