Bug 83411 - would like "stay on top" and "fit inbound" options
would like "stay on top" and "fit inbound" options
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
: FutureFeature, MoveUpstream, Triaged
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Reported: 2003-02-03 21:16 EST by Martin Flack
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-03 22:08:48 EST
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Description Martin Flack 2003-02-03 21:16:46 EST
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Description of problem:
Metacity is lean on features intentionally but there are two that I think are
highly important to usability:

(a) Stay on top. It's very helpful to keep certain small windows on top that
contain information, whether it be changing or static.
(b) Fit inbound. When a window gets bigger than the available desktop space and
the edges are off the screen or under the panel(s) it would be great to be able
to choose a command that brings all the edges back inbound isntead of creatively
finding and dragging the corners.

Not sure if these features are in there and I missed them, but I can't see them. ;-)

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-03 22:08:48 EST
stay on top keybinding is:

"fit inbound" is a workaround for bugs, if you have applications that 
grow outside the bounds by themselves on a regular basis the right thing 
to do would be to fix those apps, probably. I don't see this as a common operation 
and don't think many users would find or use the feature.

But if you really wanted it, it could be implemented external to the window
manager, say using libwnck.

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