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Post New Requests Here / IDEAs: desktop icon management
« on: March 04, 2006, 02:18 PM »
Phase 1:   Save/restore icon positions on the desktop to an easily selectable file.   So
                  you can maintain several icon layouts.

Phase 2:  "Corrals".   Polygon lines drawn on the desktop that group icons within them.
                 Affordances-wigets-buttons that re-order each icon group by modification date,
                 or name or just previous saved order.  Ideally, the polygon lines would be in a layer
                 between the background and the windows.  Could be useful for each corral to be
                 a folder (semi-hard links like Cygwin creates with ln -s, better than shortcuts, though
                 it would become difficult to really delete an object). 

I used to have different icon sets for the desktop in alternate desktop folders in 98; much
harder in XP due to locked files and folders; I can't just move/mv the folders back and forth.

Ideally also, this would be scripty/scriptable, easy to modify, add to, written in
AutoHotKey or NewLisp.  (I want AutoHotKey for Linux/FreeBSD X, I'm trying to run PerlTOP)

And, separate issue, grrrr, I just erased my entire posting by hitting escape, a reflex from "vi".
Something to capture/restore what "esc" erases. 

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: X Windows Style Death Mouse (xkill)
« on: October 30, 2005, 05:51 PM »
Would be nice to have on windows:  double-click the icon to start, the mouse
changes to a skull and crossbones, the next window that you click on, the
underlying process is killed; the mouse reverts.

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