Re: Gnome Shell Tabbed Interface new mock-up

I actually think it's a pretty good idea because of the way we are getting used to tabbed interfaces these days. I would prefer the tabbed interface over the workspace applets we now have, because of the possibility to name the tabs to the activity/project.
However, I guess GS has already too much progressed towards the idea of the overlay that this sadly wont get done or accepted.

- Luuk

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:05 PM, Giovanni Campagna <scampa giovanni gmail com> wrote:
It's not that it's not a good idea, it's just not what Gnome Shell is
trying to achieve (focusing on documents + tasks/activities, rather
than applications), as I see it.
Nevertheless, you could try implementing it as an extension, given
some expected work to make the panel extensible and to add an useful
API for extension developers.


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Jeroen Verhoeckx
<jeroenverh2002 yahoo com> wrote:
> Hello Gnome Shell developers and users,
> I just got one respond on my last email. I'm glad that it was a positive one. However I'm wondering why I didn't get more. Is it because people don't like the idea or
> are there just very few people on this mailing list?
> Nonetheless I made a new mock-up ;-) !
> The differences with the former
> mock-up is:
> * Moved the 'add app' button to the right because this is
> something that users shouldn't need to use often.
> If you want,
> you easily simulate
> the Gnome Shell Tabbed Interface:
> * Move the
> Window list to the top panel (off course this doesn't work exactly
> as the 'Application menu' in Gnome Shell!!)
> * Open Google Chrome
> The advantage of having the applications and the tabs at the top of the screen is that you can work much more
> efficiently. You just need to move the mouse just a few centimetres to get where you want. But
> the most important advantage is that the
> applications are always in
> view of the user and that he or she doesn't have to zoom out just to see what is open or closed.
> I'm hoping on a little more feedback his time ;-).
> Yours sincerely,
> Jeroen
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