1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Client Side Decoration Improvements Land In GTK+

GNOME

Published on 13 January 2014 06:30 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
6 Comments

Matthias Clasen landed a few client-side decoration improvements on Sunday night for the GTK tool-kit.

Client-Side Decorations (CSD) are used by the GTK tool-kit on Wayland and optionally under X11 environments.

The first interesting commit by Red Hat's Matthias Clasen on Sunday was redoing how window dragging his handled with CSD. "The window-dragging code had a number of issues: The code was starting a drag on every button press, never bothering to cancel them. This leads to the odd hand cursor occurring between the two clicks to maximize. We relied on GDK's multi-click detection, which gives us triple-clicks when we really want sequences of double-clicks. Lastly, we didn't propery restrict double-click handling to the primary button, so e.g. if you had a window on an empty workspace, double-right click on the titlebar would maximize it, which is not intended. This commit solves all three problem by a doing our own double-click detection, and only starting a drag when the pointer goes out of 'double-click range'. We change the way dragging is implemented for menubars and toolbars to just letting events bubble up, so they get the same behaviour as the titlebar. To make this work, we have to select for pointer motion events in a few more places."

In another commit he makes support for keyboard-initiative move and resize operations. That was followed by another commit for adding move and resize to the CSD window menu.

These improvements landed for the GTK+ 3.11 development series and will form the basis of the GTK+ 3.12 stable release in March. Overall GNOME 3.12 is shaping up to be an interesting GNOME update with GNOME Shell and Mutter improvements, greater Facebook integration, the GNOME Terminal finally has text rewrap on resizing, and there will be much better support for Wayland.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. Details On Using OpenACC & GPUs With GCC
  2. Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 For Its Various Flavors
  3. Git 2.2.1 Released To Fix Critical Security Issue
  4. WTFTW: A Tiling Window Manager Written In Rust
  5. Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available
  6. HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year
  7. Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches For Linux
  8. NIR Has Been Revised As A New IR For Mesa
  9. New 64-bit Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Disclosed This Week
  10. PostgreSQL 9.4 Brings JSONB & Many Other New Features
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  2. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  3. Bench specific mount point
  4. Tool for measuring FPS in games
  5. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  6. Ubuntu Developers Still Thinking What To Do About Adobe Flash Support
  7. Microsoft buying Mojang
  8. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers