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#1 2023-05-13 11:05:02

eight.bit.al
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Title Bar on the side - possable?

Can the title bar be moved to the side? With monitors getting wide and short, it would be a good use of space.

side-title-bar.png

Sorry if this has been asked before.

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#2 2023-05-13 15:52:07

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Re: Title Bar on the side - possable?

Good idea.

I think my first bias in interfaces was formed by early CAD on DOS where the command line was a single line bottom row and a menu vertical on the right side cascaded left into the screen.

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#3 2023-05-17 15:01:37

eight.bit.al
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Re: Title Bar on the side - possable?

Thx CwF.

No love for this? I know there's no setting, but maybe CSS or something. Recompiling xfwm4 is beyond my skill set, if that would even work.

TIA

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#4 2023-05-17 16:09:35

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Re: Title Bar on the side - possable?

I don't believe its even remotely possible. The only window manager where I've seen this done is awesome (and possibly one of the older ones like in your screenshot). The problem that you are going to have is that CSD/headerbars can only be drawn at the top of the screen (AFAIK), so you would end up with duplicate window controls (since with CSD, the app draws the window controls, not the window manager). Even if you used all non-CSD apps, xfwm4 also only draws to the top of the window.


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