[Scribus] Docks vs. Windows

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Nov 14 11:01:04 CET 2005

On Monday 14 November 2005 07:34, Brian Burger wrote:
> On 11/13/05, Heimdall Midgard <heimdalle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm just wondering what the opinion of the list is on having Scribus
> > use docks instead of windows for its tools or "palettes".
> >
> > During a recent "job" (I wasn't paid for it), by far the most tedious
> > part was having to constantly rearrange the windows to let me see the
> > results of, say, adjusting the dimensions of a frame.
> >
> > I could imagine working with dockable palettes that would fold away
> > when I click on their title bars (or a dedicated arrow button). If I
> > want to access the palettes again, I just click on the corresponding
> > "docked" tab.
> If you're using Scribus in Gnome, there's a very cool little Gnome
> trick I discovered last week: you can set Gnome up so that if you
> double-click on the title bar of a window, it "rolls up" into the
> title bar - and this works with all apps in Gnome, not just the
> Gnome-native ones... so it works in Scribus, OOo, the GIMP, and
> everything.
> To enable it: System menu --> Preferences --> Windows, then switch
> "Titlebar Action" from "Maximise" (the default) to "Roll Up". (NB this
> is all in Gnome 2.12 in Ubuntu 5.10, not sure about other
> distros/versions of Gnome) To re-open the window, just double-click on
> the title bar again.
> It's not quite as good as application-native docking, but it's still a
> huge help in managing all the windows that some apps need open!

Its not a Gnome only feature.

We would like some dock mechanism, we just havent found a nice one yet.

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