On 2015-10-21 18:12, ary...@girinstud.io wrote:
On 2015-10-14 16:28, Jehan wrote:
Does it still make sense to generate icon thumbnails?
I agree with the others, I also it isn't nessasary to make thumbnails.
But, if someone doesn't use gnome 3 and who doesn't use single mode,
they maybe still need it.
Ok so the consensus seems to be that it is useless, and even often
annoying, in single-window mode, and that "maybe" it is useful in
multi-windows mode. But every one who gave their opinion here (4 people
in this thread and 1 in the bug tracker) are single-window mode users.
Are there any multi-window mode users here who could tell us if they
actually find useful/annoying/neutral to have a generated thumbnail-icon
instead of Wilber?
I opened a new wiki page where I uploaded some screenshots I made under
various Linux desktops (tested GNOME 3, Cinammon, and KDE).
I have not yet tested under Windows (I can only test Windows 7 by the
way), and I will have to borrow someone's computer to even test on OSX,
but as far as I know, all modern desktops now have improved ways to
manage windows, with thumbnails in alt-tab, but also some views where
you show all windows (Exposé/Mission Control on OSX, "Overview" on
GNOME, "Task View" in Windows 10, etc.).
It seems to me that we are doing the desktop job by trying to provide a
thumbnail-icon, and though it may at some point have made sense when
this feature was initially created, I'm not sure it still does given
that all modern desktop have really improved window management. Even in
multi-window mode until we get some actual feedback there.
Last point: our generated thumbnail-icons are small and lose their
aspect ratio, which proves very ugly in many cases, so I am very unsure
how much it actually help users.