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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Centered or "Smart" Default Window Placement

From: Baho Utot <baho-utot@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:09:20 -0500

On Friday 13 January 2012 03:08:34 pm Darrell Anderson wrote:
> I'm posting this question to both the developer's and user's list.
> Everybody's thoughts and comments are welcomed.
> Bug report 676 ( was
> submitted requesting that the default window placement be changed from
> "Smart" to Centered. A patch was provided to make that change.
> What do you think?

Leave it the way it is.  What it is now works and if the user whats something 
else she/he is free to change it.

> The configuration option for window placement is found in Control Center,
> Desktop, Window Behavior, Moving tab.
> Please keep the conversation focused to the DEFAULT setting and not what
> you prefer. The default setting is used when a person uses Trinity for the
> first time and is still learning to use the desktop. For a default setting,
> keep in mind new users, users migrating from Windows, traditional window
> placement, user expectations, newbies, etc.

I really don't care about migrating windows users.  They need to get with the 
band wagon. Do not change GNU/Linux/trinity into be a "free windows".  I 
don't understand all of this GNU/Linux has to work like windows. GNU/Linux is 
well GNU/Linux and windows is....well junk.  A glorified games/virus 
lanuching platform.  It that is what windows users wants, that's fine.  I use 
GNU/Linux because I want GNU/Linux and not windows.

> This discussion is not about the merits of either option but which is best
> as a default for new users.
> Please --- if you don't know what the "Smart" option does, then don't
> speculate. :)
> Thanks much for your time!
> Darrell
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