[haiku] Re: AW: Re: AW: Suggestion for the deskbar.

  • From: Johan Aires Rastén <johan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 09:07:09 +0100

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Ronny Wisor <RonnyWisor@xxxxxx> wrote:

>  Hi
> You can already do that with the deskbar option „Always on top“…

But then fullscreen windows end up behind the deskbar which isn't better.

Maybe the size of the leaf button could be halved with clock to the left of
it (assuming deskbar is in top right corner) and then have systray grow as
necessary further to the left. It could lead to the top row being wider than
the window list below it, but is that a problem?

Personally I'd like an option for "zoomed windows don't cover deskbar" like
Morten said. I'd also like the OS to handle placement of new windows instead
of leaving that up to app developers to decide. It would add consistency and
give more freedom to the user if allowing to choose different placement
schemes. A little off topic maybe.

Speaking of the deskbar though I'd love if users could add apps to their
favourites and have these displayed in the window list all the time, even
when not running, like it does with Tracker. Then you could just click them
there and they launch (and I think Tracker should open a new window when
there aren't any). I think OSX and maybe even Win7 does this. I've tried it
with Gnome-do Docky and now I can't live without it.

I'd also like if there was an _option_ to change window list to just display
large icons instead of small icon+title a la OSX. It would make the deskbar
slimmer which might be appreciated in some scenarios.

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