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Offline MikeLockmoore

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10/GUI: Maybe I should get comfortable with sideways titlebars
« on: October 14, 2009, 09:33:23 AM »
Here's a very interesting animation about a multi-touch GUI proposal that places app windows on a long horizontal strip with sideways titlebars a bit like flwm, but app windows "tiled" side-by-side:
 
 http://10gui.com/video/

I've thought about making a new WM or a variation of flwm that does vertical app-window tiling... but maybe this could work better.  Of course, you need a big touchpad to do the two, three, and four-finger gestures, but at least some types of gestures could be emulated with a traditional mouse movements and mouse keys and/or keyboard keys.
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Re: 10/GUI: Maybe I should get comfortable with sideways titlebars
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 10:05:01 AM »
Interesting. But you would have to reach across the touchpad to get to your keyboard. I wonder how tiring that would become?

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Re: 10/GUI: Maybe I should get comfortable with sideways titlebars
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 04:33:26 PM »
Sideways saves space. The new modern way for newer wide screens. ;D
And with flwm smart window placement, you often avoid having to move windows, without resorting to a titling window manager.
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Re: 10/GUI: Maybe I should get comfortable with sideways titlebars
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 10:34:31 PM »
also, it doesn't allow for picking one's nose while computing

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Re: 10/GUI: Maybe I should get comfortable with sideways titlebars
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 11:13:53 PM »
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also, it doesn't allow for...

One has to learn to use the elbows for -that-.  :)

(which will be easier than overcoming the inertia of all those gazillions of mouse users)
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