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#1 2005-07-21 14:30:50

Dusty
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Brilliant HCI concept

I think this is bordering on awesome!

http://liihs.irit.fr/dragice/foldndrop/

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The fold and drop is great. but what about mouse gestures in window managers? I don't use gestures much, as my hands are usually on the keyboard, but there are times when my hands are on the mouse and I don't want to move them to the keyboard too. Does anybody know of a wm that supports mouse gestures for common tasks?


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#2 2005-07-21 14:34:35

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

fvwm i think has fully customizable mouse gesture support - don't quote me

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#3 2005-07-21 14:35:40

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

Wow, what a cool idea.

As for mouse gestures, no, but I'd love to find one as well.


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#4 2005-07-21 14:39:25

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

phrakture: add a mouse gesture module to the-window-manager-not-to-be-known-as-phrakwm.

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#5 2005-07-21 14:47:00

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

phrakture: add a first faq draft for "Just moved the mouse over the screen to do somethig and all windows are squizzled up?!"


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#6 2005-07-21 14:51:54

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

Pink Chick - slight over simplification!

Looks pretty awesome to me but who drags and drops that many files anyway?

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#7 2005-07-21 15:04:11

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

dibblethewrecker wrote:

Looks pretty awesome to me but who drags and drops that many files anyway?

uh... is there any other way to move files. I mean, you're not one of those creepy old-school users who writes some archaic looking script to move multiple files between folders, are you? I mean, really. People don't do that anymore. Its too easy...

I was thinking something along the lines of if you click on the titlebar with a certain mouse button and then perform a gesture, it will do something to that window. Beats having all those tiny buttons that are impossible to click accurately.

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#8 2005-07-21 15:10:42

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

A click and a gesture to replace a click? 'cause buttons are to ... small? I am not convinced. BeOS had it more easy - click twice will roll a window up, click once will restore it. Click on the button once will maximize it, click again will restore it. Right click the tab will reduze the minimum size that is large enough to show you all your files, right click again restores it. Add a smart tab placing, and it is perfect. Why should one prefer a click plus a gesture if just a click would do?


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#9 2005-07-21 15:18:41

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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

Dusty wrote:

I think this is bordering on awesome!

http://liihs.irit.fr/dragice/foldndrop/

Not bad for a Java app, eh Dusty? wink

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#10 2005-07-21 15:36:31

Dusty
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Re: Brilliant HCI concept

arooaroo wrote:
Dusty wrote:

I think this is bordering on awesome!

http://liihs.irit.fr/dragice/foldndrop/

Not bad for a Java app, eh Dusty? wink

Yeah, I forgot to mention that.

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