Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
Permalink for comment 411438
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: That's a lot of thought
by WereCatf on Sun 28th Feb 2010 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE: That's a lot of thought"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I am however very skeptical about the touchpad-corners idea. Even on my ginormous unibody-Macbook trackpad, I still don't really like the idea of parts of it being off-limits. It just seems like it would be too error-prone. Again this is of course something that needs to be tested a lot, maybe it would work better than expected after all and have a huge fan base--but it still strikes me as something that should be disabled by default.

I'd assume it's off by default and that you can enable/disable all four corner separately as you wish. But you know, those corners aren't really off-limits; while I still had a laptop I had lower right corner function as a right-click. Just one tap there and POOF, right-click. But you could still drag to and from that corner without doing a right-click and as such it wasn't off-limits or hindered the use of it in any way.

Reply Parent Score: 2