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Not quite kicker

  

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Downloads:  9157
Submitted:  Nov 22 2002
Updated:  Nov 27 2002

Description:

I have tried to make my menu/kicker idea useable, subtle and expandable.

The idea came from those trading card games, you make your deck depending on how you work and each card in your deck is part of your overall strategy.

I have only really showed 2 'cards' here, the Information center and the taskbar, but you can have as many as you like with whatever application/function you want on them.

there are further explanations on the screen shots.

THIS IS JUST AN IDEA: the download is just the first screenshot.

There is a chance that this might become a reality. A source forge project has been started by hyrcan at http://sourceforge.net/projects/slicker

If you know any developers that could help please get them to go there and get involved.

I am working on an interactive flash version of the idea so you can play about with how it works. WARNING, it will be quite a rough impression of the hopefully finished thing works.




Changelog:

I have been listening...

1) I have removed the taskbar card and replaced it with transparent taskbar at the top of the screen

2) I have moved the kmenu button underneath the quick launch buttons on the main menu card (which is all in one by the way, just twice the height of the others), so now the kmenu is in the bottom left hand corner, just where it should be

3) I renamed the taskbar card 'Mail Center' but that really means nothing I just wanted a quick title for it.




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 Your idea...

 
 by 17andy72 on: Nov 22 2002
 
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Rear one, a good idea and looks good. But: It would mean to arrange
and program whole kickers new.


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 thanks

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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maybe kicker really does need this level of rethinking I know it would mean a lot of work for the developers.

this is just one idea there are so many good ones here surely a new, good and unique kicker can be created from them.


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 Replacing Kicker

 
 by Rodion on: Nov 22 2002
 
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Actually, I don't think kicker should be replaced. It's a nice, user-friendly familiarity for the Windows refugees, which is a Good Thing (TM) IMO.
That said, I think it would be great if there were alternative to kicker for the rest of us geeks; this idea and the other "corner kicker" one really should be developed as separate programs. Rather than look to the chief developers (who have already have a long list of things to do for 3.2), you need to start soliciting coders who would be willing to help. (I'm no coder, but I'd be happy to debug!) First make a real product, and then maybe it can be included in KDE 4.0. :) In other words, don't wait for this (and all the other good ideas that have been circulating here) to be picked up by the main developers--start it now!


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 so goood !

 
 by ajacoutot on: Nov 22 2002
 
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I just love it...
I wish we could have a "killer kicker" like that in a near future.
Really the best project I've ever seen for a kicker...


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 Hmmm

 
 by PARENA on: Nov 22 2002
 
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Well this is sure 'fresh'. Very innovative! :)

But I'm either getting it wrong, or there's a 'problem'. When you have minimized an app, you'll have to click the taskbar and THEN click the app to get back to that app? I like to see what apps I have running, instead of having to go to the taskbar and let int 'unfold'. I wanna know if I have that xterm running yes or no...

Very cool idea, though...


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 OK

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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I did think about that, really there is no alternative to the existing taskbar if you look at it from that point of view.

there must be some innovative new and better way of including a taskbar that doesn't take up loads of space.....must....think....harder!


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 oh yeah

 
 by protoman on: Nov 22 2002
 
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After the change you've made I already can vote on this for the system in KDE 3.2!
Great idea!


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 taskbar alternative

 
 by s2jcpete on: Dec 4 2002
 
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Why not minimize the application to the desktop like an icon? I saw a hack like that for osx and it was pretty cool.


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 What about that...

 
 by liquidrock222 on: Dec 6 2002
 
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translucent thing in the upper right hand corner in the first screenshot. I thought that was the taskbar, and thought having it up there was a very good idea.


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 you're right.

 
 by fop on: Dec 6 2002
 
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it is the taskbar, the task card idea didn't go down too well.

I nearly always have an external taskbar at the top already to give me more room on kicker.


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 yeah

 
 by protoman on: Nov 22 2002
 
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I think the same way. It's the only think I disliked about the idea.


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 but thats the idea

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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you would have to select the taskbar 'card' if you wanted to use it. you could just as easily use something like the existing external taskbar at the top of the screen.


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 perhaps

 
 by zelegans on: Nov 22 2002
 
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something looking like the quick launch card, but tainted differently and expandable as more apps are launched.

Very good ideas. Kicker, as it stands today, is very good (for me), but this sort of thing would be even better.

I'm curious to see what the devs and usability guys have to say about this. I hope KDE takes it :)


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 fitts law

 
 by oliv on: Nov 22 2002
 
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Your K menu is badly designed according to Fitts law.
http://developer.kde.org/documentation/design/ui/fittslaw.html

Please consider that the K menu of kicker must be easy to click on, thus should be in the corner/edge of the screen.


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 So

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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everything must stay the same, good.

and the kmenu is on the left hand edge.


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 No

 
 by PARENA on: Nov 22 2002
 
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What Oliv means is that you have to be able to 'throw' your mouse to the bottom left corner of your screen and can click without looking. With your design, the menu itself is not at the very bottom left corner, but slightly higher. This makes clicking it harder...


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 my mistake

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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that is a fair point, this is difficult.....


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 throw it?

 
 by ragnarsson on: Feb 4 2003
 
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It looks to me like "throwing" the mouse to the bottom left is all you have to do. The K is in the very bottom left. Wham, click, there it is. This look and potential functionality seems to go a long way.

I plan on using it. Or at least trying it.


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 The solution...

 
 by Rodion on: Nov 22 2002
 
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....Is obvious: swap the kmenu bar and the quick launcher bar. In fact, the two could be just treated as one fatter "card", with a row of icons along the top, and the kmenu button in the lower left corner.


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 yup!

 
 by fop on: Nov 22 2002
 
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that'd work. if you look at the second screen shot the quicklaunch and kmenu are all in one any way, but I disgused it as two to look like a stack.

But I will try swaping the menu button and the quick launcher!

Thanks


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 congratulations

 
 by gravis on: Nov 22 2002
 
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I love this (maybe) new kde spirit :)


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 absolutely gorgeous

 
 by daniele on: Nov 22 2002
 
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Both the idea and the presentation.
But I think this has nothing to do with what kde is right now.
This could be developed with kde/qt components, but it is not the same as kicker.
This is something utterly new, which is quite better, that would definitely give kde an its own personality, lokk and feel.
Still, for migration matters, kde default should be a more panel-like thing.
Very, very good job

Daniele


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