Applets Scrolling when exceed the available space (maximum set length)
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@trmdi please take a look at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LpkOgp5hMAa_Uly-6S8tooiWgMsSLpFN/view?usp=sharing

I played with this today in order to check if this would be useful.
Having a scrolling applets feature that could be used instead of automatic icon shrinking, enabled by the user.

From my tests this could be useful for:

  1. Panels that have maximum thickness
  2. Panels or Docks that have 100% maximum Length and thus the icons are not broken in the middle of the screen because maximum length 100% would mean that these Views are reaching the screen edges

Cons:

  1. As demontrated in the video when the parabolic effect is near the edge that could show icons that look cutted out
  2. If the background thickness is not at 100% that could look weird for icons that are exactly the panel edge and are shown half drawn

This is just a technology playing thing in order to identify if this approach would be useful and taken into account from Latte infrastructure...

trmdi added a comment.Apr 18 2019, 3:07 PM

How do you scroll?

How do you scroll?

mouse wheel

trmdi added a comment.Apr 18 2019, 4:57 PM

As demontrated in the video when the parabolic effect is near the edge that could show icons that look cutted out

Can we disable the parabolic effect on the items those are cutted out ?

As demontrated in the video when the parabolic effect is near the edge that could show icons that look cutted out

Can we disable the parabolic effect on the items those are cutted out ?

It is possible but not easy

@trmdi playing with this more, I believe it should be supported only for the taskmanager not the applets. With applets is pretty clear that you always want them available.

For the taskmanager with no parabolic effect initially and from there step by step for improving it for parabolic effect.

Drawback is that the user does not see what tasks are hidden out of taskmanager boundaries

mvourlakos closed this task as Resolved.Sun, Apr 21, 2:02 PM

I really like it...