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How would this work in a tiling window manager (xmonad, awesome, etc)? These are so great because they don't waste any pixels on useless mostly decorations.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 10:18 UTC (Wed) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Posted Feb 13, 2013 10:53 UTC (Wed) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942)
Some pixels has to be wasted to provide fast visual clues about a trust level. With tiling one can try to color just one edge or a corner of the application in a semi-transparent way to communicate the trust.
Without always present visual clues for passwords one can try to require to press a special trusted key that brings a password-entering GUI that always properly decorate the window. But then one may forget to enter that special key...
Posted Feb 13, 2013 11:42 UTC (Wed) by tnoo (subscriber, #20427)
So, frankly, I don't think that the idea you advocate will be of much use in practice.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 12:37 UTC (Wed) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
I do, thank you very much. With your reasonment one should remove those visual clues for secure connection? A bad idea.
> So, frankly, I don't think that the idea you advocate will be of much use in practice.
Being useful to those who do these checks is enough to make the feature useful in my opinion.
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