[SHR] Application for desktop categories

Michael Smith openmoko at netapps.com.au
Thu Feb 18 11:16:36 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:01:39 +0100
Olivier Migeot <larrycow at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just an idea, about DeskCat : since adding more categories - in order
> to remove desktop clutter - will _actually_ add new desktop clutter in
> the mean of category icons, wouldn't it be possible/better/stupid to
> only use one icon and cycle through categories? You could change that
> icon's title - or even pixmap - regarding the currently displayed
> category.

Right now you can use the DeskCat application to put the category launchers into categories, so you can configure it that way if you want. You just have to work around a small bug: when you create a category its launcher doesn't appear in deskcat until after deskcat is restarted. This is because the application list is loaded at startup.

Another way might be to have a single DeskCat application which lets you choose the category to display on the desktop. This way will be slower because of the need to open a GUI application but not as slow as flipping between two categories. I might try to implement this in the future.

Michael Smith
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