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[Bug 1311918] [NEW] Scale / Expose plugin should keep relative window sizing


Public bug reported:

The Scale plugin (the one like "Expose" on Mac) should retain the
relative window sizes when it arranges and shows them all to the user.
Presently, it does not; presently, when I initiate compiz scale, the
windows are each scaled by a different factor during their arrangement.

When window switching, I think I use the window size (especially when
choosing among several similar windows) to find it quickly.  When they
are all scaled at different factors, it makes it harder to tell them

Use case: I use one terminal window to find and run a program (not
backgrounded). I make this small so I can see latest output but I don't
need to interact with it.  Another terminal is used for navigating
directories and using a version control system and building code.  When
I use "scale", both of these windows shows up roughly equally sized and
find it hard to tell them apart (since they both are much smaller in
"scale" and the text all looks like the same terminal output).

Wishlist: Use an algorithm perhaps closer to the "Mac" one that keeps
the relative sizes of windows about the same (if not exactly).

(A bonus would be an algorithm that also somehow maintains their
approximate relative positions on the screen/desktop/workspace.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: compiz-plugins-main 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Apr 23 16:06:03 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-13 (10 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20140326)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug trusty

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