This issue was closed, that’s why I opened the discussion here.
I was thinking about that many people may be uncomfortable with only being able to close windows by button, without the obvious possibility to hide or maximize windows. It would be nice to add the option to turn on this three buttons in the settings, this should increase accessibility and make the usability friendlier.
Does that make sense?
How can you hide and maximize windows currently?
- Use gestures - Which is convenient only for touch control.
- Use right click and then choose Hide or Maximize - Which requires an additional click, and it’s not so accessible.
Won’t that hurt GNOME HIG?
Of course, more buttons on header bars would reduce the space, which may not be cool to adapt to mobile screen sizes. But on mobile you are not need a Hide and Maximize buttons, yes, and in the Close button, on Android and iOS apps doesn’t have Close button.
On desktop won’t be any problems with reducing precious space.
Plus, this could be a cool reference to the classic GNOME from 00’s, where were Hide, Maximize and Close buttons together.
I was thinking about where to put this setting, it seems to me that this setting could be in Multitasking or Accessibility tab.
Also, “Extended” title may be as “Classic”.