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Re: View modes: more precision on fullscreen

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 13:05:38 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10670911090405i7961b6efof8836919d13c9fda@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> On Nov 1, 2009, at 18:06 , Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>
>> 2009/10/5 Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>:
>>>
>>> it seems to me that there's a missing distinction in our list of view
>>> modes: the difference between maximised and fullscreen (or perhaps
>>> fullscreen and all-screen).
>>>
>>> Maximised is the case in which the application takes up the entire
>>> available screen space minus a little bit of chrome either for itself (a
>>> window bar with a title and perhaps some buttons) or for the system (task
>>> bar, menu clock, etc.); whereas fullscreen is when the viewport is the same
>>> size as the screen (e.g. for video playback).
>>>
>>> Both desktops and phones tend to have this distinction in one way or
>>> another, so it sounds to me as something that we should expose as well.
>>
>> I think application mode already covers this if the application is
>> maximized as you defined it.
>
> If application is maximised, then what is the keyword that describes a
> window that has chrome but isn't occupying the entirety of the space that
> windows can?

That would be 'application', but not maximized.



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Marcos Caceres
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