win7-like thumbs in pop-up windows
Submitted by Liv
Assigned to Olivier Fourdan
This is a request concerning some Win7-like eye-candy. I filed it originally against xfce4-panel (bug http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6881 ), but was redirected to the window manager.
One thing that would improve the Icon Box experience (or its equivalent in 4.7) would be a pop-up window, which would appear immediately upon hovering (and quicker than the current tooltip), and would feature the wm title (as in the current tooltip) but also some oft-used wm buttons such as 'minimise' and 'close'. In a complete implementation, make these configurable in a fashion similar to Settings > WM > Button layout.
Another bit of eye-candy would be a thumb included in the pop-up window described above. This would be similar to what Win7 does, or Opera when hovering its tabs. I'm wondering, though, how difficult it would be to implement this. In any case it should be optional, for user who prefer a simpler layout.
Transitions. Opera's transitions---the sliding effect when quickly moving (hovering) from one tab to another---are best in the business, and should such a pop-up window ever be implemented Opera's way of handling pop-up thumbs should be a handy source of inspiration.
Would these have a place in xfwm4?