'Follow the leader' dialogs

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at kde.org
Sun Aug 4 23:03:17 BST 2002

On Sunday, 04 August 2002 15:02, Zack Rusin wrote:
> On Sunday 04 August 2002 14:50, Cristian Tibirna wrote:
> > The problem with the approach of your path is that it applies only to
> > KDE/Qt apps. The mechanism would have to be implemented in the window
> > manager in order to have it obeyed by everything (apart most broken
> > apps out there, that don't identify their parent windows correctly -
> > gimp seems to come to my mind for whatever reason, but I believe even
> > gimp can be subdued).
> I agree. My approach wasn't an approach. I shouldn't have ever attached
> that diff, it was my fault. I just wanted to know what people think of
> this behavior _before_ implementing it.

Oh! Then my answer is: I don't see the usefulness (even after reading your 
why's and when's). And if an app finds useful such a feature, it should be 
implemented in the app, which would then be able to discern between windows 
that _do have_ to move with the leader and those who don't.

And anyways, apps that need to keep their windows together better use MDI.

Cristian Tibirna .. tibirna at sympatico.ca
PhD student .. ctibirna at giref.ulaval.ca .. www.giref.ulaval.ca/~ctibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at kde.org .. www.kde.org

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