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Topic # 245253 26-Jan-2019 07:39
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I've been playing with Windows 3.1 in Virtual box & would have to say that Microsoft got user interface pretty darned right in Windows 3.1.  One example it is really easy and intuitive to 'grab' any border of a window and resize it.   Yet in Linux XFCE (25 years on!) it is only easy to resize from the top right hand corner of the window.   The bottom border is only 1 or 2 pixels wide and can take several attempts for it to work.

 

Apparently the Linux guys have said this is a known issue that they are not going to fix or improve instead they suggest using a different theme or something!

 


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  Reply # 2167731 26-Jan-2019 09:23
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Where is the comparison screen shot? Most OS's now seem to place a dotted bottom right hand corner icon so it's easier to grab.

 

 

 

[rant]BTW, what about scrollbars that minimise & disappear into near nothingness? Win10 -> Settings app & a whole bunch of others![/rant]





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  Reply # 2167733 26-Jan-2019 09:30
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ANglEAUT:

 

Where is the comparison screen shot? Most OS's now seem to place a dotted bottom right hand corner icon so it's easier to grab.

 

 

 

[rant]BTW, what about scrollbars that minimise & disappear into near nothingness? Win10 -> Settings app & a whole bunch of others![/rant]

 

 

Sorry, I did this using Windows 10 & Virtual box, so could not easily get a XFCE image.  I really like the XFCE desktop & this is really the only UI complaint I have.  I just thought it was interesting that Microsoft managed to get this right 25 years ago, while Linux desktop developers manage to make it less intuitive after all these years.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2167734 26-Jan-2019 09:30
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+1 for the memories @amiga500


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  Reply # 2168208 26-Jan-2019 22:28
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amiga500:

 

ANglEAUT:

 

Where is the comparison screen shot? ...

 

[rant]BTW, ...[/rant]

 

Sorry, ...

 

Seems like I came across a bit harsh. I did rant twice on GZ last night. My turn to apologize.

 

 

 

As I don't use XFCE, I don't know really know what your comment relates to. I do know about razor thin margins to position the mouse just so to adjust the window. See the divider in File Explorer between the folder tree pane & files view. Or the dividers to resize the column headings in File Explorer. In my work lifetime, I do feel that cumulatively, I have lost hours of productivity due to positioning the mouse "just so".





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  Reply # 2168237 27-Jan-2019 08:29
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Apparently the Linux guys have said this is a known issue that they are not going to fix or improve instead they suggest using a different theme or something!

editing a theme file to increase border width sounds easy enough.

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