Popup Folder

24 Oct 2007 - 10:36pm
6 years ago
3 replies
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M S
2006

I was thinking lately about optimizing my Windows desktop.
It has too many shortcuts in it. I'm trying to group them but mostly
it doesn't work well and they take too much space.

What do you think about possible solution described below?

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Rough illustration: http://flickr.com/photos/msoloviev/1738307292/

On your desktop there are several special icons with small marks. They
might look like regular icons or nice buttons.
Technically speaking those icons are folders that behave differently.

You click one of those icons with name "4Photo". List of icons of
photo-related applications popups below it. You choose which one you
want to launch and just click on the icon.

Also you can rearrange them, resize list the way you want and easily
remove items from there using context menu.

To add new item simply drag'n'drop it there.
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Do you think it will work in real life?

Thank you.

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Maxim Soloviev

Comments

25 Oct 2007 - 9:52am
M S
2006

Hello Faith,

> How is it different from a Windows desktop folder or folder shortcut with a
> custom icon?
You dont see controls that are useless in that context (i.e. window
bar, toolbars, window caption etc. -- you dont need them to launch
application).

You dont need to worry about newly opened window because it will be
closed after you click somewhere else or on the icon.

I think those small things can make a big difference.

--
Maxim Soloviev

25 Oct 2007 - 10:05am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

You should take a look at the new version of Mac OS that comes out
tomorrow.. it has a new feature called Stacks that's a lot like what
you're proposing.

On 10/25/07, Maxim Soloviev <maxim at deast.info> wrote:
> Hello Faith,
>
> > How is it different from a Windows desktop folder or folder shortcut with a
> > custom icon?
> You dont see controls that are useless in that context (i.e. window
> bar, toolbars, window caption etc. -- you dont need them to launch
> application).
>
> You dont need to worry about newly opened window because it will be
> closed after you click somewhere else or on the icon.
>
> I think those small things can make a big difference.

--
Matt Nish-Lapidus
email/gtalk: mattnl at gmail.com
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25 Oct 2007 - 10:48am
M S
2006

Matthew,

Yes, you are absolutely right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DluRlValiE
All difference from what I see is to place an icon on desktop rather
then on DockBar.

I knew that someone would come up first with idea like that. It's
kinda obvious thing to do, I think.

On 10/25/07, Matthew Nish-Lapidus <mattnl at gmail.com> wrote:
> You should take a look at the new version of Mac OS that comes out
> tomorrow.. it has a new feature called Stacks that's a lot like what
> you're proposing.

--
Maxim

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