XFCE for touchsreen

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 18:10:33 CEST 2012

> >> let it fork itself (in a nice, friendly, mutually
> >> cooperative way) into Touch-xfce and Desk-xfce so that Desk-xfce remains
> >> completely immunized against touch-think.  
> > I certainly agree there should be a choice of operation modes but you
> > forgot touchdesk (keyboard, mouse, graphics tablet even and
> > multi-touch screen).
> >
> >  
> I didn't forget them, I don't know about them, and don't even want to ;-)
> The bottom line is that I hope that Xfce doesn't go down the same road 
> as Gnome or Windows 8.
> If there's some wonderful new ways of interfacing with my computer, 
> that's fine, but please give me the choice of not using them.

totally agree.

I do wonder considering it takes the average user 10 mins to work out
how to shutdown a Gnome 3 system and it may be windows 8 isn't hugely
better here.

How do you press Alt to shutdown on a touch only Gnome3 system?


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

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