Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed May 5 19:09:18 CEST 2004

wow.  that's a really neat idea.  i really can't say whether or not i'd 
use something like that.  i'd certainly try it out, that's for sure.


On Wed, 5 May 2004, Andy Choens wrote:

> 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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