Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 19:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces For as long as I can remember, I've been having issues with scrolling in Windows and its applications. When scrolling via dragging the scroll blob, it seemed as if Windows had the annoying habit of randomly resetting your scroll blob to its starting position, which irritated me to no end. It took me a while to figure out, but I finally know when this behaviour occurs - now I just need to know: why?!
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RE[3]: Comment by Darak
by Drumhellar on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darak"
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Not having everything max by default greatly reduces the amount of window re-size operations when you do decide you want two or more windows visible.

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RE[4]: Comment by Darak
by big_gie on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Darak"
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I think _playing_ with window resizing won't reduce the number of operations you do... We should let the window manager resize windows correctly to compare them. For example, in windows 7 the window manager can put two windows side by side easily. I had to play with wmctl to get that feature in kwin two years ago. I would love to see that incorporated directly in kwin...

If need is to compare two windows, the just unmaximize them? We migth be arguing over a window manager issue rather then screen estate maximization...

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by Drumhellar on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
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I love the Windows7 behavior when you drag windows to the right of the screen.

I should have been less specific, and included more than just comparing windows. Having a small window for some other purpose is something I do frequently, also. A calculator is a good example.

Having my windows always be maximized was my old behavior, but using a 1600x1200 screen changed all that. I am also in agreement with an above poster that screen aspect ratios for movies suck when you have work to do.

Also, I personally despise window managers that try to guess what I want to do. It really, really pisses me off.

I really wish two things for Windows window management: an always-on-top/always-on-bottom button, and multiple workspaces. Windows 95 had it, but all later versions didn't, and third party solutions were always broken. Even the really cool Windows XP powertoy was slightly broken, but it was really nice. Being able to preview smaller versions of all four desks at once is something Aero should really shine at.

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