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|Summary:||Maximized windows and the border around the close button.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Mattias Dahlberg <voz>|
|Component:||redhat-artwork||Assignee:||John (J5) Palmieri <johnp>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Version:||9||CC:||garrett, jkeck, mattdm, notting, wtogami|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||GraphicArt, Triaged|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-08-05 14:19:12 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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|Bug Blocks:||79579, 100644|
Description Mattias Dahlberg 2003-01-18 17:22:08 EST
Description of problem: When using Bluecurve you can't close a maximized window by moving the mouse pointer to the top-right edge of the screen and click. According to comments in GNOME's bugzilla this is a theme specific issue. See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97703 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Maximize a window 2. Move the mouse pointer to the top-right corner of the screen 3. Click
Comment 1 Garrett LeSage 2003-07-31 12:27:25 EDT
I have looked at the theme and I don't see where it is an issue. Other themes I have tried also have the same problem. If you know of a specific theme where it works properly, please let me know which one it is.
Comment 2 Mattias Dahlberg 2003-08-01 06:03:26 EDT
Havoc can probably tell you more about this. I don't know of any Metacity themes that do this correctly, yet. Check out the bugzilla.gnome.org thread and if you have a Windows box around you can check out the desired behaviour.
Comment 3 Garrett LeSage 2003-08-01 08:39:56 EDT
Yes, I know the concept. It falls under "Fitts' Law". KDE's developer site has more info on it: http://developer.kde.org/documentation/design/ui/fittslaw.html If a window is maximized and a panel is not at the top of the screen, then you should be able to slam the mouse infinitely in the direction of the button (especially to close the window) and be over the button to close the window. Of course, this principle is not carried out for either Mac OS (OS X included) or Windows (95 and up). Also, it is an irrelevant concept if you do not run with everything maximized. Most people have resolutions at 1024x768 and higher. I doubt that all programs would all be maximized at 1024 or higher. Still, having a needless border around buttons is not great.
Comment 4 Mattias Dahlberg 2003-08-03 12:34:09 EDT
I don't know about MacOS, but Windows definitely follows Fitts' Law in this respect. I work in both environments, Windows and GNOME, and very much miss this feature in Bluecurve (or Metacity, dep. on where the change is needed). And, I use 1024x768 on a couple of boxes and do maximize most applications (like my web browser and my e-mail client) so you can't just assume that people don't maximize their windows anymore. :)
Comment 5 Mattias Dahlberg 2003-10-05 13:00:19 EDT
To work around this I've added <border name="button_border" left="1" right="0" top="0" bottom="2"/> in the "normal maximized" section in metacity-theme-1.xml. Of course it would have been nicer with the same functionality without changing the appearance, but while waiting for that this is good enough for me.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 00:46:13 EDT
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 9 are no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. They are maintained by the Fedora Legacy project (http://www.fedoralegacy.org/) for security updates only. If this is a security issue, please reassign to the 'Fedora Legacy' product in bugzilla. Please note that Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. If this is not a security issue, please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release. If so, please change the product and version to match, and check the box indicating that the requested information has been provided. If you are currently still running Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9, please note that Fedora Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. You are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be closed 'CANTFIX'. Again, if this bug still exists in a current release, or is a security issue, please change the product as necessary. We thank you for your help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.