Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#2136 reopened enhancement

Deskbar doesn't have the 'show the desktop' feature

Reported by: kaoutsis Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Deskbar Version:
Keywords: Cc: stashaiku@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

When there are plenty of open windows on the desktop, sometimes is useful to have a button in the deskbar, in order to show the desktop at once, when for example a file have been downloaded to the desktop.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by richienyhus

This would be very handy to have in the Deskbar.

This could be marked [easy]

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by mmlr

Not sure this is really needed. We have workspaces that really easily allow you to just switch to one where you don't have as many windows open. Minimizing all windows seems like a pretty non-straight forward way to implement that in the light of workspaces IMHO.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 11 years ago by kaoutsis

Replying to mmlr:

Not sure this is really needed. We have workspaces that really easily allow you to just switch to one where you don't have as many windows open. Minimizing all windows seems like a pretty non-straight forward way to implement that in the light of workspaces IMHO.

Generally, you are right, but habits are here to stay:) How about this button minimizing only the windows of the current workspace?

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 11 years ago by siarzhuk

Replying to kaoutsis:

Generally, you are right, but habits are here to stay:) How about this button minimizing only the windows of the current workspace?

I always thought that this "crutch" is vital for Windows because Explorer has no multi-desktop switching possibility. But this the Explorer problem not a Tracker/Deskbar problem. I don't think that we should solve foreign problems. From other side it is a not good idea to encourage bad habits. In my opinion, minimalistic design of Tracker/Deskbar stimulate user to cultivate good skills. ;-)

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by axeld

Component: - GeneralApplications/Deskbar
Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Version: R1/pre-alpha1

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by stashaiku

Cc: stashaiku@… added

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by jscipione

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Implemented as an input server filter in hrev48729, activate using Ctrl+Cmd+D. Also, unminimize all windows with Shift+Ctrl+Cmd+D

comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 4 years ago by dillcn

Replying to jscipione:

Implemented as an input server filter in hrev48729, activate using Ctrl+Cmd+D. Also, unminimize all windows with Shift+Ctrl+Cmd+D

I think it is more convenient for the users to costomize the shortcut key, and add this setting to shortcut key setting panel.

Last edited 4 years ago by dillcn (previous) (diff)

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by jscipione

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I agree, needs more work. Also needs a Deskbar replicant to activate it and to set the key combo

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