Disabling JavaFX minimise/maximise/etc buttons

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Tue Jul 23 13:34:48 PDT 2013

Hi Werner,

On 07/23/2013 03:19 PM, Werner Lehmann wrote:
> On 23.07.2013 12:39, Artem Ananiev wrote:
>> To me, making a window non-resizable is a good way to make the window
>> unmaximizable. Do you see any cases, when a window should be resizable,
>> but not maximizable?
> I create resizable modal dialogs on a frequent basis. To me, sizability
> is a convenience for the user. At the same time, modal dialogs should
> not be maximized. My opinion.

I don't agree. IMO, it's annoying when I'm able to resize a window 
freely but unable to maximize it. This just doesn't look logical or 

>> Unminimizable windows are annoying. If we disable that, we'll likely get
>> some weirdness, e.g. Win+M or Win+D on Windows will leave the window on
>> the desktop, which is not what users expect.
> Minimizing a modal dialog does not achieve much because the owning
> window is still blocked. Unless that window is minimized along. At least
> Windows usually disables the window decoration buttons of the owning
> window though.

Indeed. I was thinking about implementing the behavior that OS X 
provides for native windows: if you iconify an owned modal dialog, its 
owner gets iconified as well. This looks very convenient. We might try 
to implement this in Glass for other platforms as well. Or 
alternatively, we could provide an API to disable window iconification.

best regards,

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