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Re: Minimize on launcher icon click


Why can't we do what Windows or Mac OS X does? I'm not saying that we should necessarily copy them, but there is an easier way to select between multiple windows of one application on both of them. Thanks!

In Christ,

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On Apr 30, 2012, at 1:26 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad <joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Den 30. april 2012 19:20, skrev Jonathan French:
>> Hi all,
>> A month or so ago I wrote a patch for Unity that implements this
>> wontfixed request which was made more than a year
>> ago: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/733349.
>> The issue is that clicking on launcher icons with a single window of
>> that app open does nothing, which is very unintuitive.
> The design spec says if that an application supports multiple windows,
> but there's only one open, then clicking the launcher entry should
> display a spread with the already existing window, and an equal square
> which represents a new window. Clicking it will create that window.
> I don't know what should happen if the application both has only one
> window and doesn't support others. But suddenly minimizing windows in
> that situation would be non-didactic since you're likely to want to open
> a new window or access the spread. The same button must not be used to
> both view and hide in different situations.
> The question is whether a single-instance, single-window application
> might be allowed to tap into that click somehow. It might be useful,
> though I have no idea what for. :)
> Do all single-instance, single-window applications have anything special
> in common?
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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