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Re: Public screen closing bug in OS4.1

Subject: Re: Public screen closing bug in OS4.1
by Deniil on 2011/8/1 12:39:06


xenic wrote:
The whole public screen mechanism and "Screens" created public screens work fine on my system. I don't like Ringhio and don't use it. It opens small notification messages that don't look or act like standard Amiga Windows. They are just small colored blocks with text that appear on the screen background. I think the Ringio notifications look like they belong in some other OS. There are clearly defined mechanisms for visitor windows and requesters on public screens but Ringhio messages don't act like normal windows or requesters and don't appear to be well integrated into Intuition. The problem is with Ringhio and not Intuition or Screens preferences and I think that patching CloseScreen() is a misguided attempt to compensate for a Ringhio problem. Without Ringhio, my public screens (whether program created or Screen prefs created) all work as they should. I think Ringhio should use system compliant requesters instead of the current method.

The OS has to evolve and new things has to be added. Having Ringhio open some old stubborn requester taking focus and require action would just be hacky. We can't be stuck in 1985 forever "just because".

The fact that ringhio happen to look like something on some other OS is just a confirmation that this might be the best and neatest way of doing it.

I have also problems with screens not closing if I happen to close the app just when ringhio pops up something. For me I have a problem with PicShow. If I hit escape just after ringhio has opened it will get stuck. Very annoying.
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