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Window Layers

Postby DrNostromo » August 6th, 2008, 2:23 am

One feature I think would be real handy ...at least for me ...would be the ability to set a window as "Always on top" or be able to set layers for windows.

For example, if I could set the chat window to always be on top, I can run my map full screen and move the chat window around where needed or, if I had a layer on my inventory sheet and set it to always be over the map when it's open, then transferring items into it wouldn't require I resize the main map and find a vacant place on my desktop to put the inventory window so I can drag stuff into it.
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Window Layers

Postby uckelman » August 6th, 2008, 11:50 am

Thus spake Jeffrey Brent McBeth:
On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 07:23:07PM -0700, Dr_Nostromo wrote:
One feature I think would be real handy ...at least for me ...would be the
ability to set a window as "Always on top" or be able to set layers for
windows.=20

Doesn't your window manager provide this functionality?


I keep hearing about this crappy window manager put by a two-bit company
from Washington State... I think it's called "Windows".

It *might* be possible to set a window to be always-on-top from within
Java, but methods for interacting with the window manager are notorious
for providing no guarantees that they'll work at all.

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J.

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Postby DrNostromo » August 6th, 2008, 2:44 pm

I keep hearing about this crappy window manager put by a two-bit company
from Washington State... I think it's called "Windows".


Heh, heh. That explains a lot. :lol:
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