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Re: [RP] what about... (features)

From: Shawn Betts
Subject: Re: [RP] what about... (features)
Date: Tue Apr 22 23:56:12 2003
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Philippe Gendreau <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> first of all, let me state that I love ratpoison. The screen paradigm is
> good way to go and I have been looking for something like this for a while.
> After getting use to it there is some features I feel that are missing.
> (there was more, but what I got from cvs today addressed most of them...)
> Maybe they are still to implement, maybe there is reasons no to, maybe it
> is possible to do those externally. I'd be interested to know... 
> I feel that all windows don't have to be in the cycling list at all time
> and that it's a shame that I have to break a good framing scheme when I
> want to get a fullsize window.

There is a hack in the sample ratpoisonrc file which allows you to
save and restore frame layouts. Is this what you want?

> I also think that some mouse focus would be welcome for those programs
> who respond to mouse events like mozialla or most non-text apps. I still
> have to use the mouse in some of those and it's counter-intuitive that
> most buttons work while textfields don't. It should autofocus the frame
> on mouseclick so I could even go back to another fram directly whith the
> mouse when leaving those app.

Phew, I'm getting nervous here. This sounds like a big can of
worms. I'm very reluctant to add this. As another user mentioned, this
can be advantageous in some cases.

Woudn't you rather find keyboard savvy programs to do you tasks? Why
cascade mouse dependencies from paradigm-busted apps into rp?


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