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

bill nieuwendorp slow67 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 01:36:28 CEST 2007

not that its a problem but I always start blender windowed on linux.

On 4/10/07, Matt Ebb <matt at mke3.net> wrote:
> On 4/11/07, Chris Want <cwant at ualberta.ca> wrote:
> > I see this as a non-issue (other than "change for the sake of
> > change") and I vote to keep things the way they are.
> >
> > Chris
> I think there are a few good reasons for it, it's not just change for
> change's sake.
> Not only is it good to keep things consistent between OS platforms,
> it's also good to keep things consistent between other apps on Linux.
> I don't use Linux a great deal, but I don't know of any other
> applications that start full screen with no window controls.
> For some users who may not know whatever hidden hotkeys there are to
> move the windows, or about the command line switch, it could make
> things quite troublesome, since they're stuck in full screen mode with
> no obvious way to get out of it. Although it's great to have easy
> access to this as an option, there are also lots of good reasons to
> have Blender windowed, such as comparing images in an image
> editor/viewer, following tutorials online or in a video player, etc,
> and of course it's not nice to be taking over and covering other OS
> related things like a task bar by default, unless it's been
> specifically chosen.
> The best solution IMO is to make it windowed by default, and provide
> the little button in the top-right as was on Windows, to make it full
> screen.
> cheers
> Matt
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