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"Hide Window" does not hide dialogs


Description Steve Dodier-Lazaro editbugs 2014-11-03 16:26:19 CET

The "Hide Window" setting of Xfwm only works on real windows rather than dialogs. This might make sense from the WM code logic but can be confusing for end users. In particular:

- there is no visual feedback that Xfwm understood the command but simply refused to process it
- the distinction between dialog and window is almost a semantic detail when many apps including most Xfce settings dialogs use dialogs instead of actual windows. It just doesn't make much sense that a parentless dialog cannot be controlled like an actual window.

Proposed change:
- Make parentless dialogs behave like real windows and hide them
- (optional) When hiding a parented dialog, either:
  - hide it with its parent (probably better as it makes for a more consistent UX)
  - or provide visual feedback to the user so they know the command was processed by Xfwm but the dialog cannot be hidden
Comment 1 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 12:03:06 CEST
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Bug #11275

Reported by:
Steve Dodier-Lazaro
Reported on: 2014-11-03
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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