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Re: Quicklaunch mockuo



2008/6/3 Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 23:14 +0200, Mark wrote:
>> Hey,
>>
>> Hosted it here:
>> http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=82467
>>
>> This mockup shows my idea of a quicklaunch. With today\\\'s
>> quicklaunch you have several icons always in your screen while you
>> probably just use a few of them and and wouldn't mind them being gone
>> when you don't usThis mockup shows my idea of a quicklaunch. With
>> today's quicklaunch you have several icons always in your screen while
>> you probably just use a few of them and and wouldn't mind them being
>> gone when you don't use it.
>>
>> What you see.
>> My idea here is that when you move your mouse to the lower left corner
>> of your screen that you will get this popup cloud which will show you
>> the available quicklaunch applications and will vanish once you move
>> your mouse out of the popup area.
>>
>> Is this possible to make?
>> Deffinately yes!
>> In compiz fusion you can push your mouse to the upper right corner
>> that will give you a alternative ALT + TAB so that idea can be used
>> for the lower left as well. This popup dialog can probably be made in
>> pure GTK+ only but then won\\\'t have the black drop down shadow
>> (obviously).
>>
>> Why in the lower left corner?
>> Well, somehow whenever i want to start a application from the
>> quicklaunch applet i tend to go to the lower left corner for whatever
>> reason.. so it's probably intuitive (atleast for me) to go to the
>> lowerleft corner if you want to start an application quickly.
>>
>> So what do you think of this mockup?e it.
>>
>> What you see.
>> My idea here is that when you move your mouse to the lower left corner
>> of your screen that you will get this popup cloud which will show you
>> the available quicklaunch applications and will vanish once you move
>> your mouse out of the popup area.
>>
>> Is this possible to make?
>> Definitely yes!
>> In compiz fusion you can push your mouse to the upper right corner
>> that will give you a alternative ALT + TAB so that idea can be used
>> for the lower left as well. This popup dialog can probably be made in
>> pure GTK+ only but then won't have the black drop down shadow
>> (obviously).
>>
>> Why in the lower left corner?
>> Well, somehow whenever i want to start a application from the
>> quicklaunch applet i tend to go to the lower left corner for whatever
>> reason.. so it's probably intuitive (atleast for me) to go to the
>> lowerleft corner if you want to start an application quickly.
>>
>> So what do you think of this mockup?
>>
> I cannot help but to ask, was there some fishy (unintentional)
> copy&paste done here? There is a lot of text written twice and I find it
> rather hard to follow, though with some effort I can get what you are
> trying to say ;-)
>
> Martin

yea some copy&paste indeed.. strange.. this is how it's supposed to be:

===================================================================
This mockup shows my idea of a quicklaunch. With today's quicklaunch
you have several icons always in your screen while you probably just
use a few of them and and wouldn't mind them being gone when you don't
use it.

What you see.
My idea here is that when you move your mouse to the lower left corner
of your screen that you will get this popup cloud which will show you
the available quicklaunch applications and will vanish once you move
your mouse out of the popup area.

Is this possible to make?
This mockup shows my idea of a quicklaunch. With today's quicklaunch
you have several icons always in your screen while you probably just
use a few of them and and wouldn't mind them being gone when you don't
use it.

What you see.
My idea here is that when you move your mouse to the lower left corner
of your screen that you will get this popup cloud which will show you
the available quicklaunch applications and will vanish once you move
your mouse out of the popup area.

Is this possible to make?
Deffinately yes!
In compiz fusion you can push your mouse to the upper right corner
that will give you a alternative ALT + TAB so that idea can be used
for the lower left as well. This popup dialog can probably be made in
pure GTK+ only but then won't have the black drop down shadow
(obviously).

Why in the lower left corner?
Well, somehow whenever i want to start a application from the
quicklaunch applet i tend to go to the lower left corner for whatever
reason.. so it's probably intuitive (atleast for me) to go to the
lowerleft corner if you want to start an application quickly.

So what do you think of this mockup?
===================================================================

Your version looks good as well.. in the end this is all just a mather
of taste..
Also my purpose with this idea is to get rid of those icons that you
don't use often anyway.
The advantage (for me) is that the space used up by the current
quicklaunch can than be used by other things more important. In your
case you make it worse.. you dedicate a full panel to quicklaunch
stuff and have it in your screen al the time. i want the opposite of
that (which you can achieve by just auto hiding the panel).. Also
making it look fancy suits me better :) just a ordinary plain panel
isn't my style ^_^


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