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Month: January 2012

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

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:41:58 -0800 (PST)
> This is clearly a case of "we change the window manager
> without understanding
> how the window manager works". Please just stop your work
> on twin and just use
> the upstream KWin. We very well evaluate what are good
> options and we know how
> such a change would affect all users.
> You have so much work to do, why spend it on discussing a
> default setting for
> a window manager? Just use what upstream does.

The choice of which window manager to use in any operating system has nothing to do with what the default placement option should be.

I mentioned in my original post that the question has nothing to do with the merits of either choice. I also mentioned that my focus is not on what current Trinity users prefer but on what the default placement option should be for new users.

So far several people have voiced their preference but nobody is sharing usability reasons for their choice. My question is focused toward new users, not experienced users. I suspect most of the responders thus far are experienced users and missed that point.

The question is not "clearly a case" of what you described. The question has nothing to do with the technical aspects of window management. The question is focused narrowly on what should be the default placement option when Trinity is initially installed. The question is focused on usability for new Trinity users and has nothing to do with the technical challenges of window placement design.

I would be grateful if you can point us to some usability studies regarding this issue.