Re: [dev] 10gui - interesting concepts

From: Noah Birnel <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:20:19 -0700

I'll stick with dwm too, but the crippled tiling window manager would
be a vast improvement for most users, who don't want to spend the time
to learn dwm / xmonad etc, but are spending vast amounts of time
managing their windows by hand. I think it's a worthwhile project.

The touchpad, however, looks like a real stinker.

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 07:52:41PM -0400, Bobby wrote:
> 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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