New R2 Deskbar Mockup
First thing, I am looking for criticism, and positive feedback I would like the replies to have a pros and cons section... I don't want to hear "This sucks!" or "this rocks!" unless it really does... and why you feel that way.
As a history on me, I have been in the community for years and years and years (since 1995) so I have a little bit of experience with BeOS, and just wanted to kick it up a notch.
First, this menu by default will be on the bottom of the screen, aligned with the center line of the screen. It will have only the clock, the Haiku, and Disks menu.
Haiku Menu: It will be similar to the normal Haiku menu
Disks Menu: It will have a Zsnake (look it up) menu to track through the file structure
Clock: Double clicking on this will bring up the clock/calendar prefs
Tracker Icon: this may have become depreciated with the new deskbar
As you use the computer, the applications will show up in two different types of icons: Blue means it's running, Red means it's crashed
You can drag and drop an application to make a shortcut (which will be Grey). When you open the application it will transform to one of the above blue or red icons.
The colors should be gradiant, and possibly a transparent red overlay for the crashed application
The mouseover will brighten the blue or red background color, denoting the clickability of the icon.
On any open application, it should show a list of all of the windows (like the current deskbar) with an X to close any window you want, even if they are hidden.
On the crashed application it should show the list of windows, with a red background (or transparent red overlay) on the deskbar selection for that window. This will allow you to quickly identify which window needs to be killed.
The deskbar can be dragged to any edge, or corner. It will expand with the number of applications. When the number of applications expands to a higher level than can be displayed, it will show a scroll bar, and can be scrolled with the mouse wheel
I have a number of other improvements, and I will document them in this thread... Just wanted some feedback...
Please don't be too harsh!