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Submitted:  Apr 20 2006
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Everywhere you see, that people are suggesting more and more copy of the way and look Windows is going. And unfortunately the look and feel of KDE, and Linux in general is quite similar to it. Most people excuse this, with the fact that Microsoft didn't invent it, and that it was originally invented by Xerox, and that the coming 3D look of Vista is not a Microsoft invention, but is an Apple, or Sun invention (Looking Glas).

Non of this is important, what is important is that some of the look and feel of the OS is unique. The user base, that wants "compatibility" are the kind of users, that are in reality stuck with windows, and will remain windows users for religious reasons. They aren't going to abandon it, and the only reason they want Linux, is because it doesn't cost a penny. This is not a profitable road for any programmer or designer to follow.

I'm suggesting a different path for Linux/KDE/Gnome in the near future. Not a radical one, but a somewhat different approach, that is somewhat simpler to create and therefore one that will be less buggy, but provide a similar look and feel. It has already been suggested here, to use a Round 3D menu system, which is in my opinion a good idea. I'd like to suggest the removal of the classic task bar, and instead set the task bar as a 3D visual of minimized windows. The windows don't have to function in 3D, merely be 3D in look other windows that are being worked on are in normal 2D view (preferred working mode), which will make the user able to stack more windows on the same desktop and yet see them easily. A furtherment of this, would be to have a minimized window being "iconized" on the desktop, by putting the program in a "suspend" mode, to free memory, and abandon the conventional stacking icons on the desktop, except as suspended.




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 almost there

 
 by profoX on: Apr 20 2006
 
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This is what XGL(X) (later XEGL) or AIGLX will bring you :)


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 Re: almost there

 
 by profoX on: Apr 20 2006
 
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okay, you have some added ideas :) i responded too quickly


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 Re: almost there

 
 by pinaraf on: Apr 20 2006
 
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No
Xgl and aiglx brings no 3D effect. They're only helping the design of a composite manager using OpenGL...


Written under Konqueror, of course !
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 Re: Re: almost there

 
 by profoX on: Apr 20 2006
 
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which works on XGL/AIGLX/whatever..


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 Re: Re: almost there

 
 by DVSoftware on: Apr 20 2006
 
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Xgl can be whatever you want, just the plugin has to be written... you can make rotating windows plugin if you want... but i think it's completly useless effect


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 2D works fine.

 
 by KTheorem on: Apr 21 2006
 
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I may be totally off base or out of touch but I really don't see a need to make the desktop even more complex. I am not speaking from an ease of learning standpoint but from an efficiency and usability standpoint. Sifting through a 3-dimensional environment via a 2-dimensional interface is a pain.

The current taskbar works well. It may not be the prettyest thing around but it does it's job better than any other system I have seen before. Your idea seems, to me, to be just an elaborate "iconify window" function with a faux-3D screen shot instead of an icon. The taskbar was created for a reason: to make it so you don't have to minimize your current window just to find out how to maximize another.


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 Re: 2D works fine.

 
 by oehansen on: Apr 21 2006
 
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Many people think 2D works well ... they got a good overview of the window. Many want to work with one window per screen, or the basic Terminal concept, and they always maximize the windows they work on.

However, the taskbar doesn't work well for the purpose it is made, to give an overview of active windows, for people who are running 10-20 windows on a desktop. Most of the time, you start a program, and it runs ... you just minimize it, and then suddenly you look at the taskbar for the program, besides 6 screens, and 30 icons on the icon bar, and you can no longer read what is on the small square, that is cramped inside the small space.

The taskbar works well, but within the concept of current desktop working conditions, the desktop itself has outgrown it's real usability. And this applies to the entire panel function.


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 Project LookingGlass

 
 by TubaSoldier on: Apr 21 2006
 
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Your idea and screenshot looks very similar to SUN Microsystems Project Looking Glass.


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 Re: Project LookingG

 
 by oehansen on: Apr 21 2006
 
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The idea is to obtain a similar look and feel, without the complications involved in a complete user functionality of a 3D window. I agree with the individual who gave a statement on the 2D windows, a 2D window is a preferred way to work with a window ... as you physically work with only one window at a time.


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 Too hard to read

 
 by Brandybuck on: Apr 21 2006
 
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The background windows in your screenshot are way too hard to read. I have the same problem with desktops that gray, dim or darken background windows. It may look cool, but it destroys usability.

Just because something is not focused and in the foreground does NOT mean I don't want to view its contents. The text in background windows and their titlebars need to always be crisp, clear and readable.


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 Re: Too hard to read

 
 by oehansen on: Apr 21 2006
 
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That's agreed ...


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 No 3D!

 
 by RedHyena on: Apr 22 2006
 
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I don't like to waste 3D power on eye-candy. Its also too much like vista's so called "innovation". It will be a sad day when KDE copies Micro$oft.


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 Re: No 3D!

 
 by oehansen on: Apr 23 2006
 
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I hate to break this to you ... but KDE is already a copy of Micro$soft. It's pretty sad, really, but it's amazing that you didn't really comprehend that the taskbar in KDE copies about everything from the microsoft taskbar, except for the multiple screen parts.

And in case you really didn't notice, even the themes in KDE and Gnome are almost an exact copy of Microsoft. Only enlightenment, has some inovation of it's own.

I'm suggesting here, that Linux abandons the Micro$oft copying principle ... because, you're never going to be anything but a cheap copy of the original, if you do.

And wether you like it or not, 3D is the future even on the desktop. It's your choice, wether you'll hang around till you copy Vista, or act do your own inovation.


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 Idea

 
 by RedHyena on: Apr 22 2006
 
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I hate to sound negitive, but I really dont like using 3D for anything but games or rendering. But it wuld be nice to see whats on a minimized window. Maybe a small thumbnail in the desktop?


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