Nicu Buculei wrote:
Colin Walters wrote:
> If you'd like to try out the Big Board mentioned in that entry, see
> this wiki page:
> Let us know what you think!
It have a few annoying things (which I believe you are aware already):
- on the wiki you recommend starting it by typing "bigboard" at a
command prompt, unfortunaely, bigboard will not launch in the
background (not even using "bigboard &") and if you close the
terminal, also the application is closed. A better way is to press
Alt+F2 to gett the Gnome "run" dialog and type "bigboard" there,
Excellent suggestion, I'd honestly forgotten about Alt-F2. I updated
but this leave you without a way to close the application.
- if I talked about application close, is there a way to close the app
without killing it? I didn't saw a "close" button.
Well I can see two kinds of "close":
- "I want all my screen space, but I like using bigboard." For this
case ideally the "small mode" is good enough, but
we might also have an option to minimize to a tray icon?
- "This app sucks, never show me again". At this experimental stage,
I think the recommendation will just be Alt-F2
then "xkill", click on bigboard. Longer term where the big board
is only part of all the changes to "online desktop mode",
I think we'll have a global control somewhere.
- another annoying thing is the window placement: bigboard is not the
single most important item on the desktop to have it in the top-left
corner of the screen, so it would be useful if it allowed me to drag
the panel to the right border of the screen.
Added this to the to-do on the wiki.
With those said, I noticed a minor problem (which again, I think you
are already aware): having bigboard open, I went to my mugshot
profile, noticed the addition to picassaweb to account settings and
configured it. Bigboard noticed this addition to my profile only after
This used to work but was kind of hackish; it no longer does.
Definitely an important bug to fix because it basically affects everything.