07/24/2011 09:01 PMthis feature would fail on so many levels, as convinient as you think it would be trust me you'd be raging if you accidentally swiped out of window during a boss fight or something.
Posted by Omegal
I disagree. That's like saying windowed mode would "fail on so many levels" because you can EXIT, or lose focus of your wow window. While that COULD happen, and it might on accident sometimes, that doesn't give remove it's usefulness. Yes, you COULD swipe out, but coming from someone who uses the new full screen apps, and spaces, I can tell you that I don't accidentally swipe from one space to the next. Plus, if I do swipe out for a second, it's only a quick swipe back.
I think what the awesome Omegal is trying to say is that it seams cool and all, but can cause some frustration. I know personally I use a multi button mouse that has some actions keybound to the buttons. One thing is Auto run. I have it set up on Mouse button 4 in game, but on the OS X side i have the same button mapped for F11 (show desktop).
This is annoying if I have to be in windowed or windowed (fullscreen), which I have to be allot while I am at work. I have done it during raids, and it will make you want to chunk something at someone. And for safety purposes, it would not be good to do so.
If the game allowed Fullscreen support, allot of people would see it as a annoyance more than a blessing. Now I am not saying that it would not be an option in the future, just giving you my point of view.
That makes sense, but you're also assuming that full screen apps can't fully capture your keyboard and mouse inputs. A full screen app is able to capture focus from your mouse without passing that along to normal system functions...just like wow does in full screen mode now
. The difference is just using the built in api for making your full screen app use spaces and allow gestures to swipe in and out of that space. So think of it as full screen mode now + the ability to swipe left or right for different apps.
I for one would LOVE to see this built into wow. I rather use full screen mode, but sometimes when I need to be able to switch to different windows (vent, itunes, safari) I have to keep it in windowed mode so I can use swipes to move to different apps/spaces. I would LOVE to have wow in full screen mode and be able to swipe to safari or itunes (which also run in full screen) or do a different space.
I know that this might not be the best for everyone, but you should at least make in a option for those who do.