FingerWheel and Toolbar

Daniel Willmann alphaone at
Wed Apr 25 19:47:35 CEST 2007


On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 18:41:14 +0200
magon at wrote:

> 	According to bug #449, I was asked to reimplement fingerwheel
> and toolbar to have just one instance in memory and communicate over
> 	D-Bus.
thanks for helping out. :-)

> 	My idea is:
> 		Daemon invoked by D-Bus if needed.
> 		Daemon keeps only one instance of finger wheel and
> toolbar. When needed it switchs icons and shows/hides window.
> 		Icons are set using signal message containing path to
> icon file. Button clicks and scrolling are method calls to owner of
> window. Owner is last app which wanted to show window and haven't it
> hide. When no app needs finger wheel and toolbar daemon kills itself.

I would suggest that the daemon starts at boot and does not terminate,
since we also want to speed up application startup time.

Daniel Willmann
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