RISC OS wish list
- Open directory icon (2013--0-8-) - 20 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + When an Dir is opened from the pinboard its icon doesn't change to opened dir. Ditto when iconised on pinboard and in windows.
- + also, the correct copy options aren't used - confirm is used even if only confirm deletes is only turned on.
- JPEG backdrops should be buffered decompressed for quick rendering (2013--0-7-) - 18 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Currently the option to use a JPEG as a backdrop is virtually useless on anything less than a StrongARM computer, because the image renders too slowly. The sensibly solution would be decompress the JPEG as a sprite, and render this when the Pinboard needed redrawing. The JPEG would be re-rendered as a sprite on a change of screen mode.
- - Surely the point of using a JPEG is that it uses less memory ?
- + No, the point of using a JPEG is to save disc space, and because it is a common image format. There is currently not *possibility*, let alone point of using a JPEG on pre-StrongARM computers.
- + !Textures does that (http://users.otenet.gr/~gusuni/ - Misc downloads).
- Pin At Ability (2013--0-7-) - 11 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + For multiple sprites/jpegs for background
- - Specify ?
- + *Pin -at 320 240 fish
- + Double backgrounds too, then you could have a texture, but with a centred image in the middle
- + Writable pinboard, so you could type say 'feed the cat' and pin it to the pinboard
- + Panning Pinned Images which are too large to fit on screen (without scaling).
Anyone see imago demo's ? (get the idea)
- Plug-in pin types - so Notes, apps, etc can be added to the Pinboard by third parties (2013--0-7-) - 6 - agree - disagree - follow up
- Saving to the pinboard (2013--0-7-) - 3 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Why not get the pinboard to be saveable to (e.g. to show and save things to Boot:Pinboard)!
- - Boot:Pinboard might not be writable. How about .Pinboard or whatever?
- - Damn this HTML!
Boot:Pinboard might not be writable. How about <Choices$Write>.Pinboard or whatever?
- + I'd say Boot$Choices.Pinboard.Saved so as to save room for other 'goodies' to be expanded into the pinboard in the future!
- Pinboard to the front (2013--0-7-) - 2 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Something to bring the pinboard to the front? Often the pinnboard is hidden by many windows if you wand to reach it. How about move the pointer to the top of the screen?
- + Menu at Top of screen would be my fave.
- - Why not just iconise your windows so that you can see it then ?
- + My machine goes up to a month without a reboot. In that time I tend to bury lots of old windows under my current stack (probably 50+). Should I really have to iconise them all, get to the pinboard, then de-iconise them again?
- + Control+Alt+Click on iconise tool to iconise everything.
Then select all the windows you want open and do Selection-Open on the pinboard menu. It's not exactly hard...
- + This might break a lot of window manging programs. As they often use the Pinboard window to indicate that that is the back of the window stack and therefore find what other windows are on the desktop by examining what is in front of it!
- - Add mutliple desktops, than you can access your pinboard by changing to
a fresh desk!
- - What about a method of automatically tidying the icons and iconised windows such that they appear on that part of the Pinboard which isn't hidden?
Or add the objects to a Pinboard submenu.
- - Having the pinboard come to the front is a stupid solution to the problem. What is needed is some other method of access to its contents. I use a PD app which makes a menu for this purpose.
- + I thought the back window (specific handle) was at the back, not the pinboard?
- Auto-guessing of correct background colour (2013--0-7-) - -1 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Optional "guessing" of a suitable background colour in the pinboard configuration window (e.g. the MODAL average colour of the background picture, based upon sampling the average pixel colour in squares rather bigger than the actual pixel resolution, to compensate for possible dithering).
This technique would avoid muddy colours for complex pictures.
- - How about you turn on background blending and then select no icon boxes in pinboard ?
Or just select the right colour... it seems like a lot of effort to go to for something you can see straight off...
- - Auto-guessing of the *foreground* colour (i.e. select black or white (usually) to maximise contrast) would be more useful.
- + It could do this as well, once it had decided what the background should be. The point is to save the user hassle, not the OS maintainers!
- Iconised windows (2013--0-8-) - -57 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Drag iconised windows from pinboard and place on iconbar. (vice-versa)
- + Agreed. Similarly for files and directories, although they'd have to be dragged to some other icon if none are already on the icon bar; the switcher icon seems appropriate.
- + Better naming/identification of iconised windows - catalogue lots of floppies at the moment and you get a dozen iconised windows entitled '$'.
- + also i feel that adjust opening an iconised window
should open it back at the depth in the stack
it was at when it was iconised. (if possible)
- + Why not do it UNIX way: make them part of the window stack (see also !Iconize http://www.flying-snail.de)
- + Hovering over iconised windows on the pinboard whilst an interactive help client is loaded should reveal the window's title.
- + ... basically, integrate FullNames into the OS.
- Active Desktop (2013--0-7-) - -57 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + How hard would it be to have HTML displayed in the pindboard?
- - And the point is?
- + the end of a pencil.
- - This isn't exactly top priority is it?
- - Priority one, Flynn.
- - Erm, isn't HTML display what web browsers are for, or am I missing the point?
- + Interesting but I'd rather have something like a TV picture or DVD playing there!
- - That's a better idea, but it still doesn't seem very useful. If you're watching a film, surely you want to be able to see the whole screen rather than have bits of it obscured?
- - Take Browse, select Fullscreen, press SHIFT-F12 to bring the icon bar to front and now you can use every application you want and you have a HTML-Pinboard. Ok, You can't iconise things.
- + I iconise to the icon bar anyway :-)
Does Full Screen make browse a back window though, so the back icon won't fail? Also, RISC OS 4 will also be stumped by the icon bar if it's not the back window. If it is, though :-)
- + Once you have an always-on net connection, this can be useful to have e.g. a news site or your diary (via e.g. MyPalm) on the desktop.
- Save to pinboard (2013--0-8-) - -3749 - agree - disagree - follow up
- + Save from a program to the pinboard. Store it in scrap? (like Filters)
- - You tend to 'lose' files. It would be better to integrate it with something like BlakHoleII and save it directly to the current bin - Much easier for finding files after the computer crashes.
- + Do kinda like on Windows how you can stick something on the desktop until it's filed
- + Saving to the dustbin sounds like a dangerous idea. (Even if it is one that I implemented!)
- + I think this would be good if there was a Pinboard menuitem saying 'Open Temp Directory' or similar. In in things like misnomer, you could have it saved to today's temp dir.
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