Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I guess I don't quite understand the concept of the Amiga screens. > I'm > always up for resurrecting good ideas from the past, but I'd have to > be sure something was truly useful before adding it to Haiku. If > someone has more explanation and use cases for the screens concept > I'd > love to hear them. As a former Amiga user, I can only say that the concept of screens belong to the past. Workspaces are much much more useful. > Also as far as Johan's mission to clean-up the desktop, I do agree > that it is bad how the desktop becomes like a junk drawer, but at the > same time I think it is a good central place for the volume icons, > the > trash, etc. I also think it is very good as a replicant container. > And > many people are quite organized in putting files on their desktop, > and > it is very useful and accessible for them. So I don't agree with > forcing the desktop to be clean just because some people make it > messy. Of course we can still provide tools like the Sorting Chute > concept I mentioned before to help people organize their files so > this > messiness is less likely. I think the main problem of the desktop is its accessability. I'm one of those people who put everything on the desktop at least as a temporary location before I put it someplace else, but there are also some permanent things I use daily. That's probably one reason why I almost never use full screen apps. And yet, there is still no way to make the desktop contents more accessible - the solutions found in Windows and Mac OS X are a helpful start, but are IMO far from ideal, either. Bye, Axel.