Awn

Resize bar using hovered icon as central point

Registered by phenest on 2008-07-28

A feature of AWN is for the bar to resize when an icon appears or disappears. But if you have the mouse cursor hovering over an icon, the icon can move away from the cursor, which can result on the user clicking on the wrong one. To prevent this, the bar should resize, using the icon the cursor is hovering over, as a central point. When the cursor moves away from the bar, the bar can centralize itself across the screen.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Michal Hruby
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None

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A few quick notes.

1) This would need to be optional.
2) Considering we largely rely on the gtk layout engine to automagically deal with this, it will probably be non-trivial to override the current behaviour.
3) If anyone is interested in trying to implement this I strongly suggest waiting to post 0.4 as njpatel will (if he hasn't already) be gutting most of the code that deals bar resize, bar placement, bar movement etc..

Seems like I want to implement exactly this, so assigning it to myself. (mhr3)

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