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Old 11/23/2012, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Quick question. LunaCE has mini cards and (if my Twitter feed is correct) so will Open WebOS, the thing is that I don't see the point of mini cards staying in "card" view (horizontal scrolling of them). Would it be possible (especially on tablets) to have an expose' like view of Mini Cards? So, for example, when press on the screen to get Mini Cards, I get an expose' overview of all my open cards.

Possible?
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Old 11/23/2012, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A) I'm not sure what you mean by "Expose" view... maybe you could clarify that with a diagram or description

B) This request might be seen more quickly by someone who can answer if you put it in the LunaCE 4.x thread

C) I believe LunaCE development is on hold ATM as most of the developers from that project are working on the ports effort with Galaxy Nexus...
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Old 11/23/2012, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A) I'm not sure what you mean by "Expose" view... maybe you could clarify that with a diagram or description
Expose is an old Mac OS X feature that spreads out your windows over your screen. I think the OP wants something that puts cards in a grid arrangement instead of the row arrangement in mini cards.
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Old 11/23/2012, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Expose is an old Mac OS X feature that spreads out your windows over your screen. I think the OP wants something that puts cards in a grid arrangement instead of the row arrangement in mini cards.
Grids... That is about what I thought... I'm too lazy to Google today.
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Old 11/23/2012, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I mean, doesn't it make more sense? If the point of Mini cards is to have an overview of your open cards, than putting them in a row kind of defeats the purpose IMO.

And yes, GMMan, that's what I meant (thanks for clarifying).

I also put this here because ShiftyAxel (the GNex UI guy) tweeted a Mini Card screenshot, so I'm assuming it'll go into OpenWebOS
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Old 11/23/2012, 12:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Grid/Expose as in "tiles" ? That would make it look quite a bit like "Metro" in Win 8
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Old 11/23/2012, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Quick question. LunaCE has mini cards and (if my Twitter feed is correct) so will Open WebOS, the thing is that I don't see the point of mini cards staying in "card" view (horizontal scrolling of them). Would it be possible (especially on tablets) to have an expose' like view of Mini Cards? So, for example, when press on the screen to get Mini Cards, I get an expose' overview of all my open cards.

Possible?
So how would that work with stacks?
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Old 11/23/2012, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So how would that work with stacks?
Have the cards slightly spread out in a stack horizontally, and when tapped on expands to a new page of cards.
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Old 11/23/2012, 02:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Have the cards slightly spread out in a stack horizontally, and when tapped on expands to a new page of cards.
Maybe could work on touchpad but not on phones. But to me stacks are useless unless one can easily see the ones on the bottom. I like it the way it is now on the touchpad since the ports team fixed it.
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Old 11/23/2012, 02:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For those of you who don't know, this is Expose'
http://mac101.net/files/2009/06/2009...t_73451_pm.png

As for stacks, you could expand the stack with a touch (Animation wise think like a Folder on iOS or Android). Touch the stack and you'll get an overview of what's in it.
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Old 11/24/2012, 10:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Funny you should ask, I reimplemented mini cards into Open webOS the other day:
https://twitter.com/shiftyaxel/statu...48756238639104

I've been thinking of an expose-style feature too, but we have to be careful with regards to patents. I think it would be more of an 'overview mode' or 'grid view' than expose, which is more focused toward overlapping windows in a desktop environment (as per patent 7,739,617).
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Old 11/24/2012, 01:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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hahahaha this is what actually prompted my idea :P

You're right about patents, however a pure grid mode would look really bad with an Odd Number of cards, though I'm sure there's a similar feature in Ubuntu Linux (I think it's in Compiz, but I might be wrong, haven't played with Ubuntu in years now) which is open source
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Old 11/24/2012, 06:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Actually this idea is not new. People have been talking about grids or grid of icons like andorid (when it used to have them) forever.

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Old 11/24/2012, 08:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Centralising the images which don't constitute a full row is the natural consequence of displaying a number of images inline on a page between <center></center> tags. Surely you could not patent that, even in the USA.
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Old 11/25/2012, 01:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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@laingman there you go! So let's make it happen haha

@johncc anything is possible with Apple :P
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Old 11/25/2012, 05:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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@laingman there you go! So let's make it happen haha

@johncc anything is possible with Apple :P
Not a problem if they can do it for those who want it. And so far everything they have done in luna CE can be turned off. Options are always good

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Old 11/25/2012, 05:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Also we need to be careful not to take the FUN out of webos.

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Old 11/25/2012, 09:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Just for proof of concept, how does this look?
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Old 11/25/2012, 09:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Just for proof of concept, how does this look?
not too bad
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