Re: adding dead space to floating panels

On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 22:09, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 15:38, Michael Toomim wrote:
> > Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > > 	So, I think I've come to the conclusion that floating panels without
> > > buttons should have a grab handle on each end. I've tried it out and it
> > > doesn't look too bad at all. Thoughts anybody ?
> > 
> > But if floating panels get grab handles, then why shouldn't ALL panels 
> > get grab handles for consistency?
> 	When I said floating panel I meant "one of those panel types that don't
> expand to fill the screen width/height" - i.e. all panel types except
> edge panels.
> 	Now, if you want a grab handle on an edge panel, then that's a
> different deal. You're less likely to want to use a grab handle on an
> edge panel ... but sure, there are *some* cases when you might want it.

FWIW, I think floating panels are an "edge" case, which have ui problems
by their design. They also expose some of the deeper ui problems with
the panel (over configurability). So my general response to this
statement is that you don't screw up the ui of all other panels just
because one case has problems.


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