Hardware/Software UI Relationship

Frans Grotepass fmgrotepass at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 18 15:34:32 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 18 July 2007 09:50, Giles Jones wrote:
> > My favourite for main UI is a text input tool at the bottom, where you
> > input a progressive search term, say "we br"... That might match:
> >
> > web browser (app)
> > tux web broadcast (web bookmark, document)
> > Werner Brown (contact)
> > Wera Brooks (contact)
> > Wera Brooks at the pub (photo, document)
> > etc..
> >
> > The matching object is shown on top and selectable. Size on those object
> > can depend on number of matches and can be compacted in intelligent ways
> > like: [contacts 3] [document 12] [apps 2]
> That sounds very similar to QuickSilver on the Mac, it works really well.
> You start typing and then it provides matching documents, webpages,
> applications etc.. it's very fast.

I have no experience with the Mac, but playing around with the emu did bring
up a few questions/alterations that would be nice.

I checked out the terminal, but found it almost impossible to use with the
Qwerty kb without tab completion. It would be nice to have a dropdown box
instead of the tabcompletion. One or more dropdown boxes appear. At first
only one to select the command. The command receives a shortlist determined
by qwerty entries. After selecting the command, more dialogues apear. one for
the options and one or more for the other command entries. From the options
one can select an option and it gets added to the commandline. Command
entries are often entering a path. It starts with the / and one can select
the path per dir. The command gets expanded and pressing enter executes it.

The terminal must be functional. I'll have a look at the code and whether I
can add something like this to play with.

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