Re: 2.3 Proposed Features

On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 17:13, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2003, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > > If we do keep them, we should at least make more attempt to integrate
> > > them better... e.g. now that there's only going to be one type of panel,
> > > you should be able to drag panels onto other panels to turn them into
> > > 'drawers'[1], and you should be able to drag a drawer off a panel to
> > > turn it into a regular panel.
> >
> > 	Yeah, I'm really interested in this idea - I wrote it in such a way
> > that this shouldn't be too hard to do. I (or someone else) justs need to
> > thing about the behaviour more closely -
> Well, for one thing I think drawers (panels too, in fact) are pretty much
> equivalent to folders. So how about this: dragging a desktop folder to a
> panel creates a drawer and vice versa.
> Drawers containing drawers should then of course be possible as well.
> (This is how Lotus' SmartCenter used to behave, a desktop panel which was
> later added to OS/2 Warp 4 and called WarpCenter).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but drawers can hold "panel objects" too (like
applets or special buttons and such) that can't be put into folders. 
Draging a folder onto the panel might also be (quite correctly) thought
of as making a link or "launcher" for the folder, as well...

> regards,

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