[Bf-committers] Linux, Windowed by default (patch, needs discussion)

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Mon Apr 9 13:10:05 CEST 2007

Hi, We need to discuss making windowed default on linux (rather then 
- obvious reasons, make it easy for the new user and advanced users can 
make it fullscreen if they like.

The patch makes blender work like Windows (mac too?)

blender -W # will run fullscreen, otherwise windowed


Below is some discussion from the bf-funboard ML

Kent Mein wrote:
 > I wouldn't have a problem with this, I have an alias setup so that I
 > always open blender in a window.  I also think that most linux
 > users are use to applications starting up non fullscreen, and if
 > every other platform starts up windowed I think its a good idea to 
change it.
 > (Especially if it removes a couple of lines of code in the source, 
 > is better)
 > If its not changed I can live with that though too. ;)
 > Kent

Jason van Gumster wrote:
 > My personal preference is to go borderless and fullscreen (in fact, I
 > often find myself wishing this were possible on other OS's).  However,
 > whatever the default behavior is doesn't bother me as long as I
 > have some way to get to my precious borderless set up. :)
 >   -Fweeb
(Davide Vercelli - Agree's)

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