Opened 12 years ago

Closed 20 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#3204 closed enhancement (no change required)

Task bar should automatically go on bottom

Reported by: Adek336 Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: User Interface Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


When deskbar is dragged to be a taskbar on top of screen.
Windows, when maximized, occupy the whole screen, so they overlap with the taskbar. That is a good thing, it's consistent with the way windows overlap with the Deskbar when it's in the corner and this behaviour also differentiates Haiku from other popular window managers.

When I move the mouse to the top of the screen, the taskbar get focus and gets on top any windows. That allows one to easily access the taskbar. Unfortunately, when I move the mouse back from the taskbar, the taskbar continues to stay on top and I can't access the title bar when I, for example, want to move the window.

It'd be better, if after a few seconds the taskbar automatically went on bottom, under other windows, revealing the title bars.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

You don't need the title bar to move a window though. Haiku windows can be moved by grabbing any edge apart from the resizing corner.

comment:2 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Type: bugenhancement

comment:3 by Adek336, 12 years ago

Or to right click it to see other windows, or double click to hide it, or click it on the square on the left to close it :-)

comment:4 by Adek336, 12 years ago

Also the task bar getting focus should be delayed by, say, half a second as otherwise closing a window is hard- you usually hit the screen border when reaching for the close button and the taskbar gets on top of the title bar.

comment:5 by stippi, 12 years ago

Yes, this bit is already tracked in it's own ticket though. Don't know the number of hand, sorry.

comment:6 by RandomInsano, 12 years ago

It's just better to disable the 'always on top' item in Deskbar's menu. Maybe the recommended thing to do would be disable this feature by default. Doesn't the Windows key bring up the system menu and Deskbar to the for us anyway? Do Mac users have a similar hotkey?

comment:7 by waddlesplash, 20 months ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

Zoom now respects the Deskbar by default rather than overlapping it, so this change isn't needed anymore.

comment:8 by nielx, 4 months ago

Milestone: R1

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