[RFC][PATCH] kwin/workspace: don't force new placement after moving to different desktop

Stefan Gehn sgehn at gmx.net
Sat Aug 31 18:34:14 BST 2002


On Freitag August 30 2002 15:00, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 12:34:48PM +0200, Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> > > [...] I can't imagine a case where it would be desirable to change
> > > the placement while moving to another desktop.
> >
> > Err ... or could another desktop have a smaller size than the current
> > and thus potentially make a window disappear (xinerama etc.)? Then
> > only re-place a window if the target desktop is actually smaller.
> no, several xin screens are part of one virtual desktop (wild guess :).

Right guess, I'm running a Xinerama-setup so I can confirm your guess :)

> the idea is, that there are other windows "in the way" on the other
> desktop, so it would make sense to find a new free space for the window.
> anyway, i found that behaviour highly annoying as well.

Yep, and it's especially ugly for windows you 'want' to stick to your 
screen-border, when you move that window to another desktop it's suddenly not 
sticking to its screen-border anymore.
Also for things like xmms with main-window and playlist-window the behaviour 
is weird because if the two windows sticked together before they usually 
don't afterwards and your xmms-windows are scattered all over the new 

Both ways of placing windows have their own logic, I for myself still think 
sticking to the old coordinates is the appropriate way.

Bye, Stefan aka mETz
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