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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMan View Post
    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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    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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    Grid/Expose as in "tiles" ? That would make it look quite a bit like "Metro" in Win 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikboy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by laingman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMan View Post
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    @laingman there you go! So let's make it happen haha

    @johncc anything is possible with Apple :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikboy View Post
    @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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    Also we need to be careful not to take the FUN out of webos.

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    Just for proof of concept, how does this look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikboy View Post
    Just for proof of concept, how does this look?
    not too bad

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