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Window manager and tasklist context menus inconsistent
Window Buttons


Description etnlicarus 2008-10-28 12:59:53 CET
Unlike 4.4x, the right-click context menus for task list items and the right-click context menus for Xfwm window borders look completely dissimilar. Their layout and functionality differ, despite both being meant to serve the same purpose.

Screenshot here:
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-10-28 13:22:47 CET
Yes, we switched to libwnck in xfce 4.6. Still the window manager offers different options to manipulate the windows (it's its role) so I don't see any bug here.
Comment 2 Nick Schermer editbugs 2008-10-28 20:57:03 CET
Will be fixed in the near future, since I find this annoying too.
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-10-28 21:48:44 CET
Well I have no plan to change xfwm4 menu to mimic libwnck, what is your plan then?
Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-10-29 20:58:22 CET
Created attachment 1928 
PAtch to rework xfwm4 window menu

This patch changes both the phrasing and the order of the xfwm4 menu entries.

This will break all current translations, but if we want this in 4.6, we need to commit it ASAP before beta2.

This makes the window menu a bit less "geeky" IMHO (which is a good thing, of course).
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-10-29 21:29:45 CET
Created attachment 1929 
Better phrasing
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-10-29 23:12:36 CET
Anyway, committed in xfwm4.

Bug #4531

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Reported on: 2008-10-28
Last modified on: 2010-02-27


Nick Schermer
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4.7 (master)


PAtch to rework xfwm4 window menu (2.99 KB, patch)
2008-10-29 20:58 CET , Olivier Fourdan
no flags
Better phrasing (3.06 KB, patch)
2008-10-29 21:29 CET , Olivier Fourdan
no flags

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