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Please god no.
Frankly I quite like the way the design of X to some extent enforces the sane behavior of my desktop applications. This new "post-X" world is sounding a lot like the wild west in comparison.
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Posted Nov 6, 2010 16:24 UTC (Sat) by kberg (subscriber, #4963)
Anyone who thinks having applications manage their own windows is a good thing needs to spend more time with applications that become unresponsive on Windows. If you think about this from usability perspective for newbies, clicking on the "X" in the upper right hand corner of an unresponsive app is much easier than trying to find and learn about Task Manager on Windows if you don't already know about it.
Posted Nov 6, 2010 19:14 UTC (Sat) by alankila (subscriber, #47141)
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Posted Nov 7, 2010 5:24 UTC (Sun) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Posted Nov 6, 2010 23:22 UTC (Sat) by The_Barbarian (subscriber, #48152)
Posted Nov 7, 2010 18:35 UTC (Sun) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
For that matter, window management stuff can be important on a cell phone; while you're on a call, you should be able to put the call management application into a small portion of the screen and use arbitrary other applications in the majority of the screen, while still being able to control the call without interfering with the other application. For example, you're on a call, and you have to take notes, so you put it on speaker and go to a editor; while you're in the middle of taking notes, there's noise in the room you're in, so you need to mute, and later someone asks you about something in the notes, so you have to unmute, read from the application, and mute again. Phones I've seen don't provide a way to do this sort of stuff without needing to find the application (and sometimes document) again each time you do phone things. Outside of the desktop, there's little call for the ability to have a dozen ongoing tasks that you switch between, but there are situations in which you want two or three.
Posted Nov 18, 2010 18:23 UTC (Thu) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
+1 from me as well.
We have graphical toolkits which can implement dynamic themes, so it is no longer necessary to run a separate window manager to impose a theme on the system.
It's not the theme that I'm concerned about, it's consistent window management, and the ability to do unpopular things, like lower windows with the mouse.
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