Re: [dev] 10gui - interesting concepts

From: Bobby <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:52:41 -0400

It doesn't seem very hard to implement in a keyboard only environment,
but I'm not sure that the finished product would be very interesting,
either. It seems like a crippled tiling window manager. The only
points that made it interesting (not usable, just interesting) are
lost when the touchpad is removed. I would rather stick to dwm.

On 10/21/09, Charlie Kester <> wrote:
> On Thu 15 Oct 2009 at 13:03:15 PDT Bobby wrote:
>>I misread your email as meaning he never used more than two fingers.
>>You are correct, and I agree with your comments. In addition, I think
>>that the main hurdle in all of this is that my hands are moved away
>>from the keyboard yet again to a different device that has no tactile
>>feedback, added costs, another new paradigm to learn, and no added
>>benefits over existing tiling window managers. Cool idea, but lacks any
>>serious application in my opinion.
> Aside from the problems others have mentioned, I can't imagine how
> having to reach over that overblown touchpad in order to use the
> keyboard would be anything except uncomfortably awkward.
> Either the touchpad would put my arms in a carpal tunnel aggravating
> position, or the keyboard would.
> The "continuum" layout is interesting, but doesn't seem to require their
> ten-finger touchpad. It doesn't seem that it would be very hard to
> implement the same ideas in a keyboard-only windowmanager.

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