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


Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Scale / Expose plugin should keep relative window sizing

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Bug description:
  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

  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

  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)

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