Multi-touch pad + resolution independance

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  1. wrxpert macrumors member

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    I have a feeling these may tie-in together. Think of iphone like zooming/streching but for the whole desktop. What do you guys think? Good idea?
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    We'll find out, I'm sure Apple will come up with something crazy for MWSF.

    I'm thinking a super Thin MacBook sized iPhone.
     
  3. wrxpert thread starter macrumors member

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    Well if this comes true I will be getting a Macbook Pro.
     
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  5. Josheua macrumors regular

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    Reason's Why It Wouldn't:

    -OSX doesn't natively lend itself to resolution independent zooming.
    -Application Controls on the menu bar are frozen to the top of the
    desktop
    -Dock is frozen to the bottom with its special effects
    -Access of most OSX controls is around a static, non-changing desktop.

    How they could overcome this?:

    -Create a static menu bar. This would mean that the menu bar would remain where it is as you zoom in and out and around the desktop, ensuring that the controls for separate applications are always available.
    -Static Dock as well? My making the dock a static element but still allowing zooming on the desktop itself, you would still have functionality.

    What does this mean?
    It essentially describes a more dynamic and less rigid form of space, which provides a large desktop separated into x number of regions all centered around a static menu-bar and dock. Perhaps Space 2.0 or Expose Zoom?

    This is how I would see it implemented, but again this is my Opinion.

    -Josh :apple:
     
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  7. one1 macrumors 65816

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    If you haven't figured it out by now all you have to do is find out what the biggest electronics purchases were from suppliers over the last 6 months and you'll know what is going to happen.

    6 months before the iPhone hit the order for millions of touch screens went through to the manufacturer.
     
  8. wrxpert thread starter macrumors member

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    Briliant. I will track down the supplier for a multitouch track pad that I don't even know exist for sure. That was a hot tip, Thanks.
     
  9. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't the existing trackpads already multitouch capable? They seem to detect two-finger scrolling :D.
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    Unfortunately OSX is hardly scaleable in its current form. This was something I was really looking forward to, but for now even the Finder sidebar text cannot be made larger...
     
  11. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Why are people so adamant about a multi touch pad? I really can't see the purpose. A multi touch SCREEN, slightly easier to accept as an idea. But what would a MT trackpad do the two finger pad can't?
     

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