[Nautilus-list] Re: Feature request: mouse gestures in Nautilus

What you ask for is really a toolkit problem (at least in the X architecture).
Please flame at your favorite toolkit implementer...

On a related note...

Take a look at the RandR X extension; it is to allow dynamic changing
of X screens.  See:


Or come see our talk at Usenix in June...

Keith and I are working on this right now.
					- Jim

> From: Mike Bennett <mike stressbunny com>
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 17:07:21 -0500
> To: Jim Gettys <jg pa dec com>
> Cc: Simos Xenitellis <simos pc96 ma rhbnc ac uk>,
>         nautilus-list lists eazel com, willey etla net, xpert XFree86 Org,
>         dann ics uci edu, mike stressbunny com
> Subject: Re: Feature request: mouse gestures in Nautilus
> -----
> On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 02:43:39PM -0700, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > What do you mean by "multi-scalar windows"?
> The current UI allows us to resize windows. The act of resizing
> smaller means an application has less screen space in which to display
> information, i.e. the information space is clipped. An example
> is when a stock market application is resized smaller you can no longer
> view as many ticker symbols or when a web browser is resized
> smaller you can no longer view as much of a web page.
> If you have a multi-scalar UI then you have the extra ability to
> "scale" an application, e.g. when you rescale the stock market application,
> to take less screen space, the application changes size but information
> viewable remains the same, except its all smaller. Or when you rescale
> the web browser, to take less screen space, all the text and graphics
> still appear but the fonts are smaller, the images in the web page
> the scaled downwards, the application menu buttons are smaller, etc.
> So resizing reduces or increases the size of the information space
> viewable while scaling reduces or increases the size of the information
> CONTAINED in the information space with no loss of information (except
> for text and image degradation due to scaling algorithms).
> Mike
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Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation
jg pa dec com

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