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#1 2017-11-23 07:01:28

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
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A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

Hi guys,

I am new here but I am not new with Xfce4, I am using it since 2009 across Zenwalk, Xubuntu and eventually Debian (stably since 2012).
I am pretty satisfied about Xfce4 however I am one of these people who still claim a bunch of lacking features (yes I admit it, I am one of those who wants a double panel in Thunar... roll). Unfortunately I haven't any coding skill so I prepared a couple of mock-up hoping to inspire someone else. I already posted them on the G+ page but the engagement wasn't really exciting so I would like to show them also in the official forum.


I believe an important feature that is missing is a full-screen task-switcher, usually this feature is associate with a fancy animation, however I think it would not be in harmony with the Xfce4 style. Exists something ideally similar the Xfdashboard however I would not suggest it to anyone. In fact I would suggest to hack the current Window Switcher Dialog to add a further behavior to replicate the expose` effect:

Full-screen task-switcher mock-up


The second mock-up is regarding a dock plugin for the panel. Let me states that there are a lot of docks around but no one that fits well the DE, it would be better a specific plugin. I understand that create a dock applet can be tedious or a long process (even if mate has its own mate-dock-applet) so my idea is, instead to create a full dock, it might easier or faster creating a launcher that works as a dock: a Dock Launcher. Dock launchers beside a flat windows list applet without labels on the intellihide panel can replicate the exact behavior of a full dock, we should just modify the windows list applet to permit to pin a window as dock launcher. It is cool, isn't it?

Dock launcher behavior

Last edited by Danielsan (2017-11-23 07:02:15)

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#2 2017-11-23 19:32:12

Misko_2083
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Registered: 2015-10-13
Posts: 35

Re: A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

Maybe the xfce4-dev mailing list is a better place for more direct developer input.
Or you can create a bug report requesting a review of your suggestions.

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#3 2017-12-19 05:53:48

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
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Re: A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

Misko_2083 wrote:

Maybe the xfce4-dev mailing list is a better place for more direct developer input.
Or you can create a bug report requesting a review of your suggestions.


Actually I did it but I have never received a reply... sad

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#4 2017-12-19 06:07:07

ozjd
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From: Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Registered: 2012-02-05
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Re: A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

Danielsan wrote:
Misko_2083 wrote:

Maybe the xfce4-dev mailing list is a better place for more direct developer input.
Or you can create a bug report requesting a review of your suggestions.


Actually I did it but I have never received a reply... sad

Well as the current focus is on migration to GTK3 they probably aren't looking for new ideas. Maybe once 4.14 is released (whenever that will be) they will be more open to discussing it.

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#5 2017-12-20 04:57:07

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
Posts: 4

Re: A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

@ Misko_2083

Yep, maybe it is like you said.

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#6 2018-01-22 14:45:02

acppcoder
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Registered: 2015-01-24
Posts: 9

Re: A couple of mock-up to inspire the devs team

maybe in a similar vein, I was interested in an option to extend the "alt-tab" menu with a desktops: e.g. first display the windows of the current desktop, then display the *desktops* (e.g. if you had 5 windows per desktop x 4 desktops, you'd see 5+3=8 items in the alt tab menu; 2 invocations of the menu would get you to any window, whilst one invocation could get you to any window on the current desktop, or the topmost window in any other desktop; the windows of each desktop could be shown in a sub-menu under the alt-tab list as you stepped through, if the hiding aspect was deemed un-ergonomic

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