martinkostolny added a comment.
Thanks for taking the time to think about this.
The number of settings (and their inconsistencies) are actually a big pain of
this project. I'd like to rework it from the ground up. So if I may, I'd like
to postpone your patch. When I'm finished with the planned rework I'll
definitely add your use-case into account.
I'd actually like to present my point of view here so we can discuss if it is
a good idea or not:
I'm proposing to have a bunch of standalone items with some common placement
settings. The items are:
- window buttons
Mentioned items would be placeable by drag-drop in settings like window
buttons are already.
Each item would have following settings in common:
- occupying | floating
- horizontal alignment: left | right
Window text and appmenu would additionally have:
- fill width
- fill height (default: true)
Appmenu and buttons would additionaly have:
- vertical alignment: top | bottom | center
- hide on mouse out
Of course there will still be specific settings for the items like window
title eliding etc.
I also plan to create some presets like:
1. Unity (Ubuntu style)
2. Thick (thick panel with floating and disappearing menu and buttons over
icon and title)
3. One Liner (from the left: buttons, icon, window text, appmenu)
Any opinions are appreciated :).
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