Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#4969 closed enhancement (fixed)

Remove/Replace Deskbar Double Click Feature

Reported by: bonefish Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Deskbar Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


The double click on application entry in the deskbar menu is a real pain in the neck when accidentally triggered for an application with many hidden windows. Happened to me more than once already that several dozen Pe windows sprang into my face.

I'm not sure, how other use the "Show All" feature, but so far I've only used it, if I wanted to close all Pe windows on a workspace ("Show All" + repeated Cmd+W), but that was so rare that I certainly wouldn't promote the accessibility of the feature to double click on the deskbar entry -- the submenu entry is just fine.

IMHO a useful feature to be triggered by a deskbar entry double click would be activation of the most recently used window of the application.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by humdinger, 10 years ago

I never tried that before. So, it does a "Show All" of all the app's window. I see how that can be inconvenient and unexpected... Personally I almost always use an expanded view, but the behaviour should always be the same.

If you don't mind, I'd like to extend this ticket for general clicking behaviour of Deskbar's running apps (and their windows). (Should we change the ticket title?)

Simply put: Window entries in Deskbar should behave like clicking the actual window's tab, i.e.

  • LMB to activate
  • RMB to send to back
  • double-LMB to minimize
  • while holding LMB pressed, ALT+Fx and CTRL+ALT+Cursor will take the window to workspace x

If the expander is used or if the windows are in a submenu shouldn't make a difference.

Now what's going to be done, if instead of an app's window, the application itself is clicked? I'd say:

  • RMB and LMB showing the menu as usual
  • double-LMB to expand/collapse the Expander (if those are activated, but really I think this option should go: if you don't like it, don't click or double-cklick...)
  • while holding LMB pressed, ALT+Fx and CTRL+ALT+Cursor will take the whole app with all its windows to workspace x

comment:2 by axeld, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev34117.

To humdinger: you might want to file a separate enhancement ticket. I don't think that those features are really that useful, though.

comment:3 by humdinger, 10 years ago

OK, I'll open a new ticket for that. I do think these features would be interesting, esp. the moving of a window/all windows of an app to another workspace.

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