Opinions needed (in bugzilla please) regarding Firefox/compiz interaction for Fedora 8.

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Fri Oct 19 13:59:19 UTC 2007

From http://jkeating.livejournal.com/46640.html :

So recently Firefox got some "better" notification support. One of the
effects of this support is that if you're using compiz and you have
your open browser on a different cube face, compiz will rotate you
automatically to the cube face that has firefox on it as soon as you
click a link. This is new as of roughly Sept 25th. In the past firefox
would go on opening the link but you wouldn't get any notification that
it was doing anything, nor would your cube rotate.

I'm of the opinion that I don't want my cube to rotate immediately.
This is a pretty severe context switch that is really annoying to me.
Often I'm handed links in IRC or email or wherever that I may not want
to read immediately, but I'll happily queue it up in a new firefox tab.
What I would /love/ to see is that when I click on a link and firefox
opens it, every cube face's window list grows a firefox entry that
pulses. At my choosing I can click on this pulsing item and /then/
compiz would spin the cube to wherever firefox happened to be.
Sometimes I'll want to do this immediately (or after a sufficient time
has passed to fully load the page), sometimes I'll wait until I've
opened 5 or 10 links.

However I recognize that I am strange at times, and what I'd like to
see may be different from what others would like to see. Given that,
I'm very interested in other people's opinions as one way or another
this feature is going to be in Fedora 8. We'd like to get it right for
the majority case or as best of a majority case as we can find. If you
have a Fedora (Red Hat) bugzilla account, please comment in a bug I
filed about this. If you don't have an account feel free to comment in
my blog about it. We'll be looking at comments in both places as we try
to make a decision about this issue.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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