A modal dialog is a window which, once opened, will not allow the user any interaction with the window below until the dialog is closed.
In GNOME 3 the default modal dialog behavior is to attach the window so both the back and front window will be firmly attached together and dragging one of them will move even the other window, like if they became a single window.
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That’s actually an unstable project but the next GNOME release could let the user to transform web sites in stand alone applications with no UI chrome for browsing controls.
The proposed sample uses the Twitter service, resulting in a single window with its own title bar and the whole space with the website content, no more hassle or distractions. The navigation would remain confined inside the saved domain while external links would be opened in a separated browser instance.
I’m falling in love for it ❤
Read more: http://blogs.gnome.org/xan/2011/08/31/web-application-mode-in-gnome-3-2/