Sticky windows / sticky situation
April 11, 2007
Now that Vista is released and confirmed to be unimaginative, we can go back to thinking about expanding the desktop experience in sensible ways. It’ll be interesting to watch our HCI experts work with Plasma over the life of KDE 4. One Apple video example: sticky windows and tab holders.
Apart from being cool, and seemingly intuitive…how would it work with a multi-desktop experience? Will users be forced to drag to the applet that shows the desktops? Will users only get a tab option for several seconds and then the option goes away? Can you still leave a window between desktops? What does this mean to different compositing engines? What about dual monitors and extended desktops? What about three monitors in a dual desktop in a vmware image being accessed through VNC…and then you put on 3D glasses….these are all important questions to ask.
Conclusion: It’s early and I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I just wanted to post a video.