[maemo-developers] Moving windows in Maemo

From: Sean Luke sean at cs.gmu.edu
Date: Wed Apr 18 18:13:49 EEST 2007
On Apr 18, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:

>> - set a specific dialog as closeable or minaturizable
> This might be something that you could control from Matchbox theme
> file, see its documentation at:
>   http://matchbox-project.org/
> Then you could create a theme that does that and install it.

No, that's a *global* change, and a major, brickable, modification  
which is not acceptable for me to make on a person's computer for  
them just to use my application.  I should be able to enable a  
*specific* window to be resizable/movable.

>> Second, I believe that Nokia should set many of its dialog boxes as
>> resizable, and *all* of its dialog boxes as movable.
> I'm pretty sure this is not going to happen (dialogs in phones
> are not movable either + their UI is also very modal).

Does Nokia really perceive the N800 UI in phone terms?  If so, Apple  
is going to eat your lunch.

>> Third, I believe Nokia should place notifications somewhere where  
>> they
>> don't cover widgets (the right half of the menu bar is the obvious
>> place),
> Many of the banners come from dimmed menu items, so then the banners
> would cover the item you just tapped (they are quite high), which  
> would
> be even more annoying I think.

You don't need to actually have a *window*.  Just change part of the  
text of the menu bar (and maybe its color) temporarily.


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