[haiku] Re: Deskbar auto-raise

  • From: "Diego Perez" <eazel7@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:47:11 -0300

Hi, I'm new. Diego Perez, from Buenos Aires. I am interested on getting
involved in haiku development.
I am still downloading the trunk and I will try to make a patch for
proposing it to be included. It is related to this subject.

I think that this reply could be useful, but as this is the first email I
receive from the mailing list, perhaps it might not be accurate.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: haiku-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:haiku-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jonas Sundström
> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 12:29 AM
> To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [haiku] Re: Deskbar auto-raise
> Ankur Sethi <get.me.ankur@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Urias McCullough
> > <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I rather like it on, personally :)
> I´m guessing that having it turned off is a
> better default, as people are likely to be
> more annoyed by stolen focus (if they like
> me occasionally fling the pointer in Deskbar´s
> direction) than by having to click Deskbar to
> raise it/show it fully.
> (In Deskbar´s default placement its hardly
> inaccessible, and even in other placements it´s
> not impossible to send to back the covering
> window.)
> It would be better fix the real issue;
> why it gets covered in the first place.
[Diego Perez] 
Not sure about this... I was discussing this at the IRC channel yesterday
and today, and what I took from the discussion and from my personal
preference is to include an option to set the default zoomed window position
not to cover the deskbar if the deskbar is at full size and in the same
Someone (sorry, I can't remember who) referenced me to:
> > The Deskbar could come to front for only as
> > long as the mouse pointer is hovering above it,
> > and then return to the previously active app.
> That wouldn´t fix my beef with Deskbar auto-raise.
> Granted, it would save me a click to restore focus
> to Firefox, but the interruption would still happen
> now-and-again until I turn auto-raise off or learn
> not to fling the mouse at Deskbar unless I mean to
> use it.
> I think Deskbar should adhere to the default
> policy of click-to-raise(-and-focus).
[Diego Perez] 
Both things (the click-to-raise and the option to not cover when deskbar is
at full size) does not conflict between them, but perhaps it could make you
(and many others) feel comfortable with the behavior. 

What do you think?
> BTW, I don´t use FFM. (I imagine a majority of
> people out there don´t even know what it is.)
> I´m sure you FFM users have more controlled
> mouse usage than I have.
> /Jonas.

Diego Perez

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