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Esfera: A fascinating UI concept for window management in Ubuntu

Mar 29, 2010, 07:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"On the Ayatana mailing list recently a new concept bubbled to the top that has some serious potential to bring to the desktop a world of new possibilities. This concept, dubbed Esfera, came about when the default Ubuntu 10.4 theme moved the window buttons from the right to the left side. This move obviously freed up all that space on the right side - a side users were accustomed to using. Seeing this as an opportunity for growth, mailing user Pablo took it and ran with it. What he has proposed really struck me as something Linux CAN do and SHOULD do. It will be another revolution in the desktop thanks to the Linux community.

"But what is Esfera?

"Imagine you have a new control on your desktop windows. This control accepts gestures that can do various tasks. One of those tasks would be to flip the window over giving you a new space to use. This space could be used for:"

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