Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Gnome I have to admit I've been struggling with this one for a while, most importantly because I haven't used GNOME 3 yet; I'm setting up my own little company right now, so time's a little short. As such, all I can do here is cover the arguments given - which, in my book, have both their strong as well as their weak points. Yes, GNOME 3 will not have buttons for minimising or maximising windows.
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RE[3]: Tiling is the future
by btrimby on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tiling is the future"
btrimby
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2009-09-30

I frequently have video in a window (floating on top if possible) and a web page or chat window underneath / to the side / etc which I scroll as needed.

Edit:

That said, I do find Aero snap useful in these scenarios (video snapped to the left, text to the right, but video and most web sites are optimized for wide screens, so it's not always as nice as overlapping windows.

Edited 2011-03-07 23:43 UTC

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RE[4]: Tiling is the future
by ssokolow on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Tiling is the future"
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2010-01-21

I frequently have video in a window (floating on top if possible) and a web page or chat window underneath / to the side / etc which I scroll as needed.


Now that you mention it, MPlayer IS one of the default "let this application float" exceptions in AwesomeWM's config and another case of something I let float (usually in the corner) on top of things I'm doing.

The whole "try to do the right thing" part of mixing tiling and floating is probably one of the biggest reasons I'm still not finished setting up AwesomeWM for myself.

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