The GUI is one of those things I have to make an effort not to mind-- I start to notice all the little issues and it starts to bugger me all over again how inefficient things tend to be, even on linux you have either tacky GUIs or arcane tiled window managers. One of those things that make me want to sit down and spend a few weeks learning2code.
One of my big issues with tiling WMs is them being so prone to breaking when windows have fixed sizes (AKA almost any dialogue) and only very grumpily accept floating windows, sometimes, when the planets are aligned. Ideal window manager? Mine would be something like this, maybe? Gawdy 4 AM designs...
Say hi to bird.
- No goddamn animations. Those things are *made* to break as Ross himself showed (Seriously, having an animaiton glitch in and out fast as it can because they didn't give it a cooldown is such a common issue), and to waste time. They get annoying.
- Window frames are bare. ALT is used to move them anyways, and you can hover near the corners to make buttons for the window functions appear. (Always away from the mouse, mind you, and in bright values and THIS can have an animation to make it impossible to not notice). Window buttons become more important in linux when you have more functions (Always on top, roll up, always on active desktop, etc)
- IceWM gave me this: Multiple window layers. Not just always on top and always on bottom, but *32 degrees of layering* if I wanted to.
- The taskbar is small when unused, and bigger (Shows more info) when hoevered over, and colored with dark values to be more easily ignored.
- Window buttons should function as widgets showing information about their apps. Windows 7 did this and it's great, why didn't linux? Is it patented by microsoft or something?
- When it gets big, it doesn't resize every other window but instead renders over it, because resizing windows when you make the taskbar is stupid. Why does people do this? Why are they so awful?
- Application tabs! I want to tab everything I want together! Cats and dogs, chrome and firefox! Everything!
Another thing: Directory bars should be like this, all of them. I want to navigate from any point in my path.
Thus sayeth I.
Haiku! I saw it on a Bryan Lunduke video and it was immediately in my watchlist, Partly for the icon theme alone, shallowly enough. Tired of that flat colored crap AND of the gnome icons. Deffo want to test it when hardware and stability allow.
Ha, I've wanted to make a pixel art icon theme more than once, but a bare minimum one has a couple thousand minimum. Haiku's are some nice isometric-ish icons, though.