PDA

View Full Version : missing a very nice feature from ow 4


andreas_g
2006-04-27, 04:06 AM
when the dock-icon in ow 4 was clicked, it always opened a new browser window.
in ow 5 it brings back a window from the dock, if there is a minimized window in the dock.
i realy dislike this. please bring back the function of ow 4 in a preference. because if i want to get a minimized window i will click it in the dock. but if i want a new window, i simply click the omniweb icon. i really loved that!

beren
2006-04-28, 11:01 AM
I second this, if I have a page in the dock, I want and expect it to stay in the dock. I had to disable it and must manually create new windows with apple-n, which gets to be a pain.

Forrest
2006-04-28, 11:27 AM
I wonder what the HIG says about this. I just tried a few apps and they all work the same as OW.
Safari
BBEdit
InDesign
Text Edit
Terminal

Actually, there's not a single app I tried that didn't function that way.

teorema67
2006-04-29, 12:06 AM
OW opens a new window by clicking the active app's icon in the dock, if none is actually open. IMO that behavior is OK.

Otherwise, with another app in the foreground, by clicking the dock icon of OW a new OW window appears above the last open OW window covering it.

Forrest
2006-05-04, 02:58 PM
lol... I just noticed there's an existing pref that keeps the window in the dock from coming out of it when OW is clicked.

andreas_g
2006-05-05, 06:23 AM
oh, i didn't notice that prefernce yet. it's much better now. but i would still like omniweb to present a new blank window, or start page, when i click the app icon.
i've always to press apple+n if i need a fresh window.

afb
2006-05-05, 08:42 PM
lol... I just noticed there's an existing pref that keeps the window in the dock from coming out of it when OW is clicked.
Where? .

Forrest
2006-05-05, 11:11 PM
Where? .

In the preferences of course ;)

jk, Prefs: tabs & windows: in the Windows section.

pjb
2006-05-06, 05:37 AM
The preference "Don't show a window when OmniWeb's icon is clicked" doesn't seem to have any effect. I like to go back to the default workspace with no windows open (or maybe one tucked into the dock) and start from scratch and not have a blank window appear.

Forrest
2006-05-06, 07:55 AM
The preference "Don't show a window when OmniWeb's icon is clicked" doesn't seem to have any effect. I like to go back to the default workspace with no windows open (or maybe one tucked into the dock) and start from scratch and not have a blank window appear.

So with that checked, and you have a window minimized into the dock, when you click on the OW icond the window comes out of the dock?

afb
2006-05-06, 10:55 AM
In the preferences of course ;)

jk, Prefs: tabs & windows: in the Windows section.

I see now why I missed it. I wasn't thinking about the clicking of the dock icon but of a problem I'd been getting in 5.1.3 (not really sure if it happens in the sneaky peeks). Very often when opening links from NetNewsWire, which is set to do so into the background, starting with OW hidden with several windows in the dock but at least one not in the dock, the first link from NNW would cause the bottommost window in the dock to come out, wherein it would open; any successive links would open in what was the front browser window.

So with that checked, and you have a window minimized into the dock, when you click on the OW icond the window comes out of the dock?
This pref does what it says for me in sp9.