dshafer at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 15 21:44:23 UTC 2001
Several of these are available at least on MacOS. Specifically, the emblems
(little locks on locked files, script icons on script files, etc.), and at
least basic attribute-based searching (file labels).
I like the notions of embedded mini-apps for viewing including the "view as
sound" idea, which sounds darned cool.
But I don't see anything on this list that doesn't sound like it could be done
in Squeak for sure.
--- Bruce ONeel <beoneel at mindspring.com> wrote:
> (sorry of the cut and paste screws this up...)
> I think squeak has the first 4. Probably some of the others
> just I'm not familiar with them...
> These are some of the innovative features in Nautilus that are not in
> Mac or Windows:
> * Zooming in every view, from 25% up to 400%
> * Icons can be arbitrary sizes and are individually resizable
> * Icons based on document content, including embedded text for text
> * Emblems, which are little satellite images expressing file attributes,
> including user-assigned attributes
> * Sound previewing by hovering over the icon
> * Extensible, componentized viewers (ie, you can read a text or other
> type of file right in Nautilus without launching a separate app)
> * Extensible, componentized directory views (a little hard to explain,
> offering type-specific views that put the functionality at the user's
> fingertips - the best current example in Nautilus is the "view as music"
> * Annotations, where users can write and retrieve notes about any file
> or directory
> * Attribute-based searching - ie, show me all the files I marked
> * "Text services" where selected text is used to parameterize a web
> * Drag and drop customization, including a cute way to specify gradient
> washes simply by dragging a color near an edge multiple user levels
> where the software reconfigures itself to support users with different
> appetites for complexity
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