Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:40 UTC
Window Managers After six years, development on Window Maker has picked up again. Other than mere bug fixes, the two new releases (so far) also include lots of code cleanup and, yes, new features as well. Welcome back!
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RE: Minimize/Maximize Buttons?
by drcouzelis on Sun 19th Feb 2012 19:10 UTC in reply to "Minimize/Maximize Buttons?"
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

The button on the left of the title bar is the "iconify" button. It will minimize the window into a miniwindow. There isn't a maximize button on the title bar, nor is there an option to add one, although you can create a keyboard shortcut for it.

Right clicking on the title bar provides options to maximize, miniaturize, shade, hide (into the dock icon), and so on. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to all of these actions.

You can also assign keyboard shortcuts to maximize vertically or horizontall, maximize to the left half or right half of the screen, or do tiled maximizing, among other things.

The default is to maximize over miniwindows but not over the dock. The dock is what allows you to change between applications (in a sense). Even so, you have the option to maximize over the dock if you'd like.

I'm so grateful for Window Maker providing a user interface that isn't just a slightly modified version of the Windows 95 user interface. I think there's enough of them. ;)

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RE[2]: Minimize/Maximize Buttons?
by zima on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 00:12 in reply to "RE: Minimize/Maximize Buttons?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It wouldn't hurt if you could put buttons of your choosing on the title bar, for some of those options (in an environment, in the end, very mouse-oriented) ...oh well.

What Window Maker emulates comes essentially from the very beginnings of GUI, there were some improvements in the meantime (yeah, that includes even Windows 95 ;p )

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