Idea: Virtual desktop

Pedro Aguilar paguilar at
Sun Jan 7 20:17:50 CET 2007


Since devices like the Neo are used for several things that can be
executed simultaneosuly in the GUI, it could make sense to have a
windowing or virtual desktop support.

For example, if I'm using a browser in virtual desktop 1 and I receive a
msg from a friend asking me for an info that I can get in Google, I can
search it in the browser and copy-paste it to the response msg window that
is in virtual desktop 2.
In this way I can have 2 or more apps simultaneously that can interact
between them without the need to exiting one for entering another.

This kins of devices are in wide spread use and the users would appreciate
having more flexibility and integration between the apps.

Pedro Aguilar

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> Michael 'Mickey' Lauer schreef:
>> Koen Kooi wrote:
>>>>>> OpenMoko doesn't support windowing, all applications open
>>>>>> full-screen,
>>>>> What about modal windows and dialogs?
>>>> We have full-screen dialogs, half-screen dialogs (confirmation
>>>> stuff) and (I'm not sure yet where we really want to keep those or
>>>> rather use the common statusbar at the bottom for those as well)
>>>> short-lived information popups (think HildonBanner).
>>> HildonBanner is the infoprint stuff, or in GPE speak 'gpe-what'?
>> Yeah. Since our lower footer + status bar is always visible, I wonder
>> whether this might make a better place for temporary messages than an
>> infoprint. What do you think?
> What happens if you have 2 (or more) nearly simultanious messages? Hildon
> just overwrites
> the previous messages, moko could 'stack' them, or do it like a 'ticker'
> in the
> statusbars. I don't see a clear winner.
> regards,
> Koen
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