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What to do with the top-right window space: Esfera

Mar 27, 2010, 07:05 (6 Talkback[s])


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"The Ubuntu "Ayatana" mailing list is discussing a proposal from Pablo Quirós for a new user interface element to put in the upper right corner of windows which has been recently vacated on Ubuntu systems. The "Esfera" is a large circle which is used to implement a number of gesture-oriented features; details can be found in this PDF file. "Moved in a semicircle from right to left: the window is turned, and the back of it is shown to the user. The back of a window is a new UI concept... The idea is that we have a 'front' side of a window, which is what we normally see, and a 'back' side, which offers some possibilities that there is no space to display in the front side."

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