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    I know there are a bunch of us that wish we could prevent cards from closing accidentally, so I did some messing around in Paint.NET and came up with this:

    Start out in regular card view:



    Pull the card down to lock it, revealing an icon:



    A lock icon shows that the card cannot be thrown away, still would be able to reorder the cards if necessary:



    To unlock the card, pull down again to reveal the unlock icon:





    Not sure how this would work with stacks, but I think this would work pretty well for webOS 1.x


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    Love this idea!!!!
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    i like it. i do not know if you can discard a whole stack at a time. if the entire stack locked, all or none, that would be fine too. dragging down for unlocking prior to discarding a single card and re-locking the stack would still be handy.
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    I always wondered why webOS allowed you to pull down a card when it doesn't do anything. It's not like there are widgets the cards are hiding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konsole View Post
    i like it. i do not know if you can discard a whole stack at a time. if the entire stack locked, all or none, that would be fine too. dragging down for unlocking prior to discarding a single card and re-locking the stack would still be handy.
    IIRC, you cannot throw away a whole stack.
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    I've always wanted to be able to "swipe down" a card and it would be put it in some kind of 'widget view' and dock it to your home screen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    I've always wanted to be able to "swipe down" a card and it would be put it in some kind of 'widget view' and dock it to your home screen...
    that's what it does now, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by konsole View Post
    that's what it does now, isn't it?
    No.. just bounces back to where it was lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    No.. just bounces back to where it was lol.
    If you slide the card all the way into the gesture area, it opens to full screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgraphicart View Post
    If you slide the card all the way into the gesture area, it opens to full screen.
    Oh, never knew that. I just tap a card to make it full screen lol.

    I was talking about something different though for sliding a card down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    Oh, never knew that. I just tap a card to make it full screen lol.

    I was talking about something different though for sliding a card down.
    That when you move the card down a bit, it pops back up into card view?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgraphicart View Post
    That when you move the card down a bit, it pops back up into card view?
    No, I was talking about adding a feature where you could slide a card down and it would turn in to a much smaller card and dock to your home screen. These docked cards (pretty much a widget) would display vital info like current weather conditions, current playing music track, rss feed, and things like that. You would be able to have a number of them docked on the home screen at a time so you'd be able to see all your info at a glance.

    Basically, I'm describing a webOS version of Android widgets... I think it would be a pretty cool idea.
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    @op, i like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    No, I was talking about adding a feature where you could slide a card down and it would turn in to a much smaller card and dock to your home screen. These docked cards (pretty much a widget) would display vital info like current weather conditions, current playing music track, rss feed, and things like that. You would be able to have a number of them docked on the home screen at a time so you'd be able to see all your info at a glance.

    Basically, I'm describing a webOS version of Android widgets... I think it would be a pretty cool idea.
    Ah. That would be pretty cool too.
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    I loved how in TealOS, a great PalmOS GUI that was restricted from release because of WebOS, allowed the cards to be locked. Another great feature was being able to have different programs on the launcher bar and the wave launcher. Effectively, doubling the apps you could easily launch. Those TealSoft guys made some good apps.
    Tim Boche

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    Definitely a nice idea, simple enough to implement well and also really useful. Thought about dropping a line to palm with the suggestion?
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    Teal OS (a webOS "skin" for Palm devices), allowed one to lock cards in place/order.

    This is a great idea.
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    brilliant
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    You could still move the locked card between stacks!

    This would also be extra nice when you have it in a stack and only have a little zone to touch and throw a card away from and dont want to do the wrong one accidentally.

    Wonderful idea OP!

    Selling my Palm things: just make an offer: http://forums.webosnation.com/market...nd-offers.html
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    really cool idea!

    great design for a few reasons

    first, it does not interrupt the current use of cards, a user can go through life not ever really having to think about it.

    second, it is intuitive for an advanced user already familiar with gestures and swiping metaphors webOS uses.

    kudos!
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