On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM, Tomasz Gąsior <m...@tomaszgasior.kao.pl>

> I want to ask question about GtkPopover. GTK3 documentation says
> "GtkPopover is a bubble-like context window  [...]" but popover is not a
> real window but it is a floating widget inside other window. From
> perspective of window managers and compositors popovers don't exist.
> Appearance of popover is similar to window but it is not window — this
> causes inconsistences in animations. Window animation is defined by WM and
> compositor, popover animation — in GTK theme.
> There are also problems with big popovers in small windows. See example:
> Mousepad GTK3, "Find and replace" dialog.
> First:     http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/przechwycenieobrazuekranu2018-
> 01-2915-15-00.php
> and then:  http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/przechwycenieobrazuekranu2018-0
> 1-2915-15-22.php
> Why did you — my question is directed to GNOME devs — chosen this way of
> implementation of this feature? Why popovers are not normal windows (with
> disabled server side decoration and with client side shadow)? I don't want
> to criticize your decision, probably you are more experienced, just I want
> to understand.
> Firefox uses in some parts of its UI widgets with appearance similar to
> GTK popovers. Fx devs implemented it as real window. See
> http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/przechwycenieobrazuekranu2018-0
> 1-2915-27-18.php

It was hard to do this in GTK+ 3. We are looking at doing this for GTK+ 4.

> I have also second question. Why GNOME uses popovers instead normal menus
> for menus purposes?
Because it provides a different user experience, somewhere between menus
and dialogs.
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