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Using the ratio screen to set the size of the buttons windows preview.


Description Matias De lellis 2015-02-17 15:18:07 CET
Created attachment 5954 
Task switcher of windows 7 respecting the aspect ratio of the screen.

The buttons currently used are square (1x1), but the screens generally have a ratio of 16x9 or 4x3.

Well, the windows, 90% of the time are maximized covering the screen (and if not are maximized, most likely resize them similar to the screen). having a ratio of 16x9 or 4x3.

The problem is than just wasted vertical space (Little on screens 16x9), and also looks a bit ugly. haha. =)

Attached a screenshot of task switcher Windows 7 with preview. Now back to linux and attached capture of xfwm to compare. ;)

Comment 1 Matias De lellis 2015-02-17 15:38:59 CET
Created attachment 5955 
Task switcher of Xfwm4.

Attached a screenshot of xfwm4 compiled from Git. As you can see, 90% of the time, has at least 70px (10% of my screen) wasted by the use of a square button. And remove this space would do it so much nicer!.

Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2015-02-17 15:57:18 CET
Our goal is not to resemble Windows, not even from far away. Beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder, and I do find Windows ugly ("haha").

I genuinely do prefer the way it's done in xfwm4, it gives a chance to reduce the overlap between the window and its icon.
Comment 3 Matias De lellis 2015-02-17 16:15:02 CET
I do not want look xfce like windows. If thus, I would not take the job of compiling so much. and would use windows. haha. 

It was just an example to compare. ;)

Making this small change (Of course it's easy for me to assume that there is little work. Sorry), IMHO it really would look better and really think it is a wasted space.

Of course, if I can not provide any patch, I will respect your desision.

Thanks for all the work!. ;)

Bug #11548

Reported by:
Matias De lellis
Reported on: 2015-02-17
Last modified on: 2015-02-17


Olivier Fourdan
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Task switcher of windows 7 respecting the aspect ratio of the screen. (20.09 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-02-17 15:18 CET , Matias De lellis
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Task switcher of Xfwm4. (72.95 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-02-17 15:38 CET , Matias De lellis
no flags

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