Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the seventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part VII, as promised in part VI, we focus completely on CDE, the Common Desktop Environment.
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RE[3]: Iconify
by k6rfm on Mon 26th Nov 2007 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Iconify"
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What I want to know is, is it possible under CDE to take some of the icons from your desktop and put them into a folder and then put that folder's icon into another folder and so on.

That would open up all sorts of possibilities.
You could for example define your own start menu based on nested icons if you wanted to. Is that possible?

Not with the minimized-application icons, but this can be done with the action "desktop objects" I referred to in my other comment. In fact, this is the way the "menu editor" that was added to Solaris CDE somewhere around Solaris 2.6 worked.

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