I second the idea (no message)

Andrew Conkling andrewski at fr.st
Thu May 6 06:16:28 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 12:50 -0400, 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.
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> demand it.
>         --Mahatma Gandhi
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