[haiku] Re: WorkGroups [WAS] Re: Interesting user interface.

  • From: "Humdinger" <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 08:36:21 -0700 (PDT)

-- zuMi, on Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:53:34 +0000:
> Actually I don't mean to have something like this, but if the deskbar 
> could
> manage custom groups beyond the current implementation by 
> "application" the
> user can set as visible a group of windows at once with a simple 
> click onto
> it, still using workspaces to take applications apart, if you haven't 
> caught
> the concept with these messy words this is an example: (image not 
> included)

While personally, I'm content for the moment with what workspaces offer 
I'd have another suggestion, to gain this kind of functionality.

It's another application of session management.
Say, we'd have a Session preference panel that will save all currently 
running applications and their workspaces, you give it a name, 
description and icon. You can also set a boot flag, which will start 
that one session on boot-up.

Under Deskbar's tray could be an optional session tray with the 
sessions icons (+bubblehelp with the session name and a list of therein 
running apps). Clicking on a symbol will switch sessions, i.e. apps and 
workspaces. A right-click menu could offer options like "Add current 
apps" to add applications you've started besides what's already done by 
the session. And "Update session" to take all currently running apps as 
the new session, i.e. you may have started other apps or closed ones 
started by the session.
The Deskbar only shows the running apps of the current session.


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