Andy Choens dru at worldskip.com
Wed May 5 18:50:53 CEST 2004

I decided to take the advice and I'm trying to start a whole new thread,
that other one had gotten totally ridiculous.  :-)  As part of that
thread, I suggested a different approach.  What if there was a simple
application, docked on the left side of the screen that autohides when
there's no mouse activity over it.  When there is, it pops out, on top
of any other running application, and gives you access to a desktop like
interface that covers maybe 1/3 of the screen horizontally and all of
the screen vertically.  This would need to be a simple canvas widget
that people could place icons on.  For lack of a better name at this
moment, I'll call it xfpinboard.

I think that xfbook is only the beginning of what I was thinking about. 
I'm going to try to find some time to draw a mock-up.  I think people
like being able to arrange their icons spatially.  It may or may not be
in the same method that you do.  They might want some application
shortcuts at the top and some file folders in the middle....or
whatever...the details don't matter.

Does this sound like something current users of xfce might like?  I
certainly don't have the programming skills to actually do it.....I work
with learning disable kids for a living.  Computers are just my hobby
and interest.  I would certainly like to help, and who knows, I took
some java and C in college, I might try to reteach myself some of it.

I'm polling for reactions.

There is an alternative mindset to war if we have the determination to
demand it.

        --Mahatma Gandhi
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