Re: alt-tab interface proposal

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Richard S <corn13read gmail com> wrote:
> Personally I like the nested alt tab that gnome. I think that the interface
> should be a modal that semi-requires further input. This would allow a user
> better application navigation and management.
> Example of better functionality:
> If alt+tab press lasts less than X amount of time, switch to previous
> application.
> If alt+tab lasts longer than X then the menu stays up and tab key goes
> horizontally through the menu and alt key go vertically. Space or enter will
> choose current app. (arrow keys could be used as well)
> Mouse would still be able to navigate through the menu. Hovering over a
> parent item will show children. Hovering over child will bring a preview of
> the window to the center of the display to and make alt tab interface semi
> transparent.
> Right click on parent to allow for functions(open new window, close all
> windows, move to workspace X, etc)
> Dragging child from one divider to another would move a window to different
> virtual desktop.
> It quickly could be made into quite a powerful interface.
> I'm not the best with photoshop but I could give it a shot if people would
> like to see a mockup of this idea set.
> Please comment.

Can you please explain, *what exactly is wrong* with windows-style
alt-tab? Too simple? Or gnome-shell should be different just for the
sake of being different?


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