better user interface :: XFCE

Wit Wilinski madman at
Tue Aug 9 22:41:58 CEST 2005

On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:19:28 -0700
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at> wrote:

> Mmm, this is how a Mac works, and I don't particularly like it, though I
> can easily see how many people would.  If someone wants to implement
> this, at least make it optional ^_~.  Jasper linked to some KDE blog
> posts on; one of them explains exactly this
> feature, which the guy implemented in kwin in about 10 lines of code.
> Kinda cool.
Well, I haven't ever seen a Mac computer. Does it still have this
interface in the OS X system? There should be a switch in XFCE options,
kind of 'Enable one-task-a-time mode'.

I really have no idea how such environment would work&look, but why not
to experiment? If it'd be good enough, could be enabled by defaut.
Really, I'm tired of seeing gazillions of windows on the screen, when I
really need only one ;)

Have You (people on the xfce-dev list) ever used a PalmOS ? It has an
interface similiar to the idea of only one task a time. It's pretty
efficient and really easy to use. Simple-as-a-hammer in construction,
but I really like it. If we could just create such a desktop
envrionment that'd be so easy to use as a Mac or a PalmOS, we'd win
many users ;)

> P.S. Please tell your mail client to wrap lines at ~72 characters.
Enabled, Done. Somebody already told me about enabling it, but I forgot
- my mail client folds the lines automagically, so it doesn't matter if
they're wrapped or not. 

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