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Re: AppIcon patch revisited

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: AppIcon patch revisited
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:59:26 +0000

On Friday, February 9, 2001, at 01:28 PM, Frederic Stark wrote:

> > > btw, why is appicon movement needed under program control (not user > > 
> > > control)? 
> > 
> > Under OpenStep, they are the same thing ... the user clicks on the appicon 
> > and drags ... the program decides how the appicon should react to that ... 
> > and usually moves the appicon to follow the mouse ... but has the right to 
> > do something different if it wants to. 
> Uh ? I don't think so (unless I did not understood what you meant). 
> In NeXTstep/OPENSTEP, the application don't get the mouseDown on its 
> tile/appicon. The 
> dock get it. IIRC, Fiend and some other apps hacked around by puttin its own 
> window on top of 
> the Dock controlled tile. You can discover that by moving the dock with the 
> NeXT/workspace 
> icon while such an applicatiton is docked. 

I was talking about the un-docked appicon, and the miniwindows (equivalent to X 
icons) ...
once the appicon is dropped in the dock, different rules apply.

I could be wrong ... but I think my NeXTstep documentation talked about using a 
miniwindow counterpart just like a normal window.

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