Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Wed May 5 21:42:34 CEST 2004

Something like this perhaps?


It's a dynamic side-bar. A bit more than only a pinboard, but a very 
interesting idea.

Same problem though, no code ;)


Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> 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.
> 	-brian
> 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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