[maemo-developers] Moving windows in Maemo

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 18 18:40:25 EEST 2007

ext Sean Luke 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.

Sorry, those are the only options you have currently available.
(and based on Intel's recent powerpoints linked to this list
they might be adopting Hildon too. :-))

>>> 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?

I don't know.  I don't. :-)

> If so, Apple is going to eat your lunch.

That would be oh, so naughty...

>>> 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.

Titlebar is owned by the window manager and AFAIK there's currently
no way to do this (see the ewmh spec link).  You could discuss this
feature on the Matchbox mailing list (or freedesktop specs list).

	- Eero

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