[Qt-creator] New design

Coda Highland chighland at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 19:43:54 CEST 2013

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Cristian Tibirna <tibirna at kde.org> wrote:
> On Friday 30 August 2013 09:38:47 Coda Highland wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Charley Bay <charleyb123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Nobody would suggest organizing a "desktop" with tabs.
>> Mildly off-topic: Microsoft suggests it in Windows 8.
>> (There are a number of X11 window managers that do this as well
>> (Matchbox for example), but they tend to be designed for specific use
>> cases rather than general desktop use.)
> KDE does it too, optionnally, but I never saw someone use this.

It actually works fairly well for my personal use case because I have
a single, relatively small monitor and I run everything fullscreen
anyway. And for tablets instead of desktops, the paradigm is perfect,
as long as your "tabs" aren't trying to be all crowd onto the screen
at once. That said, I switched to Mac, which has a really nice hybrid
paradigm (apps are basically tabbed, as one app has focus at a time
and you switch apps with a series of selectors at the bottom of the
screen, but individual apps can do whatever they want in terms of
windows beyond that) that satisfies me perfectly.

/s/ Adam

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