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Re: Window manager interaction

From: Aria Stewart
Subject: Re: Window manager interaction
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 12:51:28 -0600

On Oct 18, 2009, at 12:04 PM, Wolfgang Lux wrote:

I feel unsure about mac-style menus. Classic Mac OS was similar to OS X and NeXTstep in that applications normally did not quit when their last window is closed. You could also hide and unhide applications as on OS X. For that reason I would think the right default for mac-style menus would me NO.

On the other hand, Classic Mac OS also had an application switcher, a menu at the right end of the menubar that allowed you to switch to any running application (whether hidden or not). Yet, I expect that it is unlikely that anybody would (want to) implement such an application switcher for Mac style menus, so returning YES makes sense to me too.

Could have a dock ... And actually, if good specs get written for handling drawing on app icons in a cross-environment manner, it'd be a prime opportunity for Gnustep to shine. Write a good dock and let the gnome folks get all excited about using it.

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