RE: Extending the panel

ATM I can't provide a screenshot but perhaps I can explain myself better.

I currently use the applet for my panel that displays the programs I have
open ( task manager I think its called).  As you know it simply shows the
title of the program with its icon.  This is very similiar to how MS Windows
does it.

OTOH, Apple takes a little different approach.  Instead of showing you the
program name and icon it shows you the entire window (only when its
minimized though, otherwise it would clutter too much).  This I think is
very cool becuase (1) one it more visual and (2) its easier to switch to the
program I want.

I hope Im explaining myself well, if not perhaps someone with OSX can
provide a screenshot of what I mean.

Also (perhaps Im getting carried away ;-) another think I like about Apple's
dock is that when you click on the icons they would open up the current
program window (if its already open) instead of opening up a new process.

Perhap we could have another option in the panel prefs to either behave more
like ms or more like apple.  Could be neat.

Thanks for you time.

Oh and sorry for the "disclaimer message" my company appends that to every
external email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth Nickell [mailto:snickell stanford edu]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 11:13 PM
To: Michael Petnuch
Cc: 'desktop-devel-list lists gnome org'
Subject: Re: Extending the panel

On Mon, 2002-07-29 at 07:41, Michael Petnuch wrote:
> For the future, I would like to request one large feature, that is of
> if other people find it useful and practical to.
> One of the neatest things that I enjoy about Apple's dock ( the other is
> way the file menu and such is put into the top menu bar - but that would
> quite a change from how it is done now that I don't think it would be
> possible without a substantial effort) is the way it handles minimized
> windows.
> Although I have a task manager open I find it cumbersome when compared to
> Apple's method of showing the window in the right of the dock.  This makes
> finding open things much easier because I can see the window of the
> Such is the case if I had multiple things open, instead of relying on
> filename or something I could just look at the picture which is much
> So is their any home of such a thing being extended into the gnome panel.
> Does any one else enjoy this feature?

I'm not sure I follow exactly what you want. Could you illustrate with a
screenshot or provide a more detailed explanation?


-----  This message is for the named person's use only. It may contain
confidential, proprietary or legally privileged information. No
confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If
you receive this message in error, please delete it and all copies from your
system, destroy any hard copies and notify the sender. You must not,
directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part
of this message if you are not the intended recipient. Nomura Holding
America Inc., Nomura Securities International, Inc, and their respective
subsidiaries each reserve the right to monitor all e-mail communications
through its networks. Any views expressed in this message are those of the
individual sender, except where the message states otherwise and the sender
is authorized to state the views of such entity. Unless otherwise stated,
any pricing information in this message is indicative only, is subject to
change and does not constitute an offer to deal at any price quoted. Any
reference to the terms of executed transactions should be treated as
preliminary only and subject to our formal written confirmation.

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]