Faster grouping -- less clicks
bluedzins at wp.pl
Thu Jul 9 09:41:19 CEST 2009
On Thursday 09 July 2009 08:48:04 Diego Moya wrote:
> > So is d&d enough for you? Because we definitely intend to have
> > d&d :-). (With also 'click group, click window' for those that
> > want/need it.)
> I'm OK with d&d. What worries me is the "two clicks for each
> grouping", that's one more click than needed for window IMO. It
> doubles the "group 8 windows to a container" scenario from 8 clicks
> to 16.
In standard switcher we cannot reduce ctrl+LMB to just LMB. If user
want to reduce, she/he trigger switcher like expose, when by
definition overlapping does not occur.
But I am thinking about one feature more -- the checkbox
[ ] do not close it after drop
in the hollow pane. Just thinking aloud! :-)
By default, unchecked, no change there. But if user would check it, it
would mean, that with each drop, the pane does not disappear, and
sequential adding is possible. Example.
1. run application for container + N applications + one application
that should not be added (all overlapping)
2. on "main" app deco click "group"
3. check "do not close..."
5. ctrl+LMB N times
So we have 1+1+N*2 = (N+1)*2 clicks. Compared to w/o checkbox scenario
Of course when you add two apps it does not make sense to use the
checkbox. But there could be some savings if you add more. And if you
_additionally_ use non-overlapping switcher you could reduce the
number of clicks to just N+2. And this number looks nice :-)
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