Disabling JavaFX minimise/maximise/etc buttons

Anthony Petrov anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Wed Jul 24 03:46:27 PDT 2013

On 07/24/13 11:54, Artem Ananiev wrote:
>>>> 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.
> Modal dialogs are (or should be) used to get some input from user.
> Window closing confirmation is a good example. Application cannot
> proceed further, until it have the input, so it doesn't make sense to
> minimize the modal dialog and leave application in the "suspended" state.

This sounds reasonable. As I said, we can go and implement the 
setMinimizable(boolean) in Glass/FX. The spec would just state that in 
rare cases on some platforms this hint may not be taken into account by 
the native OS GUI toolkit (I mean some strange X11 window managers here).

best regards,

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