Re: [Nautilus-list] Desktop-organization

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 09:09:51AM +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Wed, 2001-09-12 at 23:20, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> > One of the most common user-problems (very visible in Windows), is
> > that the user, after a while ends up with the whole desktop cluttered
> > with more or less useful cruft.
> > The user seldom thinks about removing the stuff that isn't needed, and
> > wastes time trying to find exactly the item he/she wants.
> > 
> > I have observed that grouping of GUI-elements in a window is a very much
> > accepted way of keeping things ordered and easy to find. The element I'm
> > thinking about is for instance the GtkFrame. Now, the same principle is
> > used in menus (menu seperators), and works very well.. it keeps things
> > more tidy and less chaotic.
> > 
> > Why not transfer this to the desktop? Using a sort of dynamic GtkFrame
> > around groups of icons, like "System" (Start Here, Gnomecc, Trash, Home
> > Directory), "Favourites", "Files", etc.. a whole menu-folder dragged onto
> > the desktop could also create a frame on the desktop. These could also be
> > made more distinct with colors, icons or whatever, for instance to make
> > the "Documents"-frame stand out.
> I quite like that idea - of course dragging the frame around the desktop
> has to work too.
i think this is a really cool idea.. it reminds me of the computer-interface in star trek.. (lcars ;)
> Ross
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