Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

If you have to open lots of directories (or run/open lots of files) simultaneously, drag the selection onto a blank section of the iconbar. To drag multiple selections, clear/save the Pinboard, drag sub-selections onto it, then select the whole of the Pinboard and drag that to the iconbar.

Enhancements and Borrowings:

It would be nice to drag a selection of bits on the desktop (Pinboard stuff & windows) into a "Desktop Window", and can be resized, pulled in/out of other desktop windows, as a kind of virtual desktop. There are many more exotic virtual desktops, so I'm sure this is possible.

It also be nice to be able to snap/justify a selection of windows or all windows into columns/rows/tiles, which can be very helpful with two !Zap windows for Diffing files when you have to step through them and the differences are too complex 'n' subtle for an automated comparison. I can do this manually, but it's so much fiddling around.

There is an existing wedge to allow windows to be resized from any corner/side, a' la doze, and another that allows directory viewers to be gain focus, thus allowing keyboard shortcuts, but this has strange bugs which crash the machine & mess with the config on 3.11.

There was some kind of proposal in Visa doze to have previews in MsWord and other applications, so you could see previews of part of the document with various effects applied, eg different font or font effects, so as to make a decision more quickly. Since the only direct experience I have of Visa is a shop demo (which crashed), I do not know how widely this has been implemented. However, it is alive and well on RO with !Variations. Perhaps more RO applications could join the party on this.

doze Ribbons only seem to fix issues only occurring on doze, and are of limited use here, or does someone else know different?

 is a RISC OS UserAnon on 9/1/09 12:14PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 30090
Timestamp: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:58:08 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Desktop Repton Plus review
    It hurt my brain
     10 comments, latest by AW on 12/2/05 8:06PM. Published: 10 Feb 2005

  • Random article

  • VirtualAcorn boasts 3000 users
    You win a gold star
     63 comments, latest by Gulli on 30/08/05 5:27PM. Published: 19 Aug 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Thanks for leaving out a significant part of my statement. Is that the standard of journalism we can expect from Drobe?"
    Page generated in 0.0661 seconds.