[compiz] Feature Request
markmccarron_itt at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 18 18:05:55 PDT 2007
I have been thinking of a new style of interface that could be added to Compiz. Essentially, rather than having a desktop, the user would be presented with a space in which to work. This space would be several meters wide in real terms and the user could navigate the space in a similar fashion to a 3D game.
Windows could be grabbed and thrown throughout the space, providing a very large workspace. This would also allow the user to physically arrange Windows in the space according to particular tasks or functions. A simple double-click of a Window would cause it to snap into full 2D view were the application can be worked upon.
The concept of multiple desktops, could be implemented as multiple spaces. Given the network transparency of X, it would also allow for the concept of a public space. A public space would be a desktop that is shared either across a LAN or Internet. This has both business and personal applications. In terms of business, it can be used for presentations, reviewing designs, etc. In terms of personal use, it would open a new area to social networking, desktop surfing. End users could store images, videos and a range of interactive items that members of the public can view or download.
I realise that this can prove to be a bandwidth hog, but like everything in computer world, this will only improve with time and become less of an issue.
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