novel 3D desktop

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by etoiles, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. etoiles macrumors 6502a

    etoiles

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    #1
    http://honeybrown.ca/Pubs/BumpTop.html

    I am usually pretty reticent when it comes to '3D desktops', but this seems very cool for pen-based devices...(it might actually be more practical to take some of these concepts and incorporate them into a 'traditional' desktop environment).
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There are several threads about this already. Here are two of them:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=211096&highlight=bumptop

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=210933&highlight=bumptop
     
  4. etoiles thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the point is that these concepts work in 2D, too...it is not just about the 3D. My desktop gets pretty cluttered during the day, with incoming files etc. I regularly tidy it up, but being able to quickly group and organize 'clusters' of files would be useful to me.

    ...which were started after mine, thank you ;)
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I thought that the use of the wheel menu was good. It's been around about as long as the GUI itself but has never seen the light of day in the real world.

    I thought that the desktop was a good start but it's just that--a desktop. The other 95 % of the user interface needs to be planned.

    It's clever to be sure.
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    great! let's bring MORE unorganization to the desktop!
     
  7. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like a lot of fun, but not very usable IMHO.
     
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Interesting concept, don't know how useful it is.

    Kevin
     

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