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[plasmashell] [Bug 390397] New: App option to put window previews in a vertical column
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David
2018-02-13 19:59:14 UTC
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Bug ID: 390397
Summary: App option to put window previews in a vertical column
Product: plasmashell
Version: master
Platform: Other
OS: Linux
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Severity: wishlist
Priority: NOR
Component: Icons-only Task Manager
Assignee: ***@kde.org
Reporter: ***@gmail.com
CC: plasma-***@kde.org
Target Milestone: 1.0

In the icons-only task manager, if I have multiple instances of an application
and they are grouped, when I hover the mouse, I get a preview of the windows
above the icon in a horizontal layout (a row), similar to MS windows.

Would be nice to have the option to make those small windows previews appear in
a vertical layout (i.e. in a column instead of a row) instead of a horizontal
layout.
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David Edmundson
2018-02-13 20:07:51 UTC
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David Edmundson <***@davidedmundson.co.uk> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from David Edmundson <***@davidedmundson.co.uk> ---
Would you do that to solve anything or purely a visual preference?
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David
2018-02-13 20:26:55 UTC
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--- Comment #2 from David <***@gmail.com> ---
Doesn't "solve" anything, it's just a preference. I find a vertical layout more
ergonomic (like when right-clicking for recent files), and I also think would
look more visually appealing.
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Nate Graham
2018-02-13 23:01:33 UTC
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Nate Graham <***@zoho.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Nate Graham <***@zoho.com> ---
From a usability perspective, making the list vertical would actually be
slightly faster for expert mouse users, because you wouldn't have to make a
change-of-direction with your cursor to select a window when there are more
than 2 in the list.

But I suspect this would attract complaints that it stuck out too far and was
ugly. Probably not worth exchanging one category of complains for another; vote
to not implement.
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Eike Hein
2018-02-14 10:35:29 UTC
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--- Comment #4 from Eike Hein <***@kde.org> ---
The main argument I could see for vertical is that our default Alt+Tab UI is a
vertical sidebar and it might be more consistent that way.

I have no preference personally, except I really don't want to add an option
for changing it.
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