Re: Gtk::Window resize grip replacement
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 21:36:24 +0200
- From: Detlef Reichl <detlef.reichl@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Gtk::Window resize grip replacement
Am 14.05.2015 um 20:09 schrieb Emmanuele Bassi:
> On 14 May 2015 at 18:59, Detlef Reichl <detlef.reichl@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> the resize grip of Gtk::Window (gtk_window_set_has_resize_grip) is
>> deprecated since 3.14. Is there a suggested replacement, or do I have to
>> do it on my own?
> The actual question is: why do you feel the need for a resize grip?
> Some context: the only reason the resize grip was introduced was
> because stacking window managers (as opposed to tiling ones) didn't
> cope well with themes using 1px window borders; since then, window
> managers have added invisible resize areas around the window or they
> have window borders larger than 1 pixel. For client-side decorations,
> GTK+ will handle the invisible resize areas itself, but in absence of
> a compositor, GTK+ will revert to a visible border with enough padding
> to allow resizing.
> What it is that you're trying to achieve?
It is simply, that from my point of view, the width of the resize area -
with compositor and client side decorations - is to small. I don't like
GUIs, where I have to place the mouse pointer with an accuracy of a view
pixels. For my self, that is not such a big problem, because I have very
good fine motor skills, but I know people, who have not and for them I
think a dedicated quite big resize grip would be useful.
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