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Chinese Rotating Desktop

A carousel of file fun
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I've often tried to use those X-windows type multiple desktop thingies but always give up because I'm essentially lazy and stupid and usually end up forgetting I've even installed it; let alone where all my files have gone. But how about having one that rotates; you can spin it using your mouse and the files spin round into view like dishes at a chinese restaurant. You could even have a network version providing a neat way of file locking - You can't open the file because your co-worker has just wizzed it round onto their desktop to open it. - okay that bit might not be so practical but sounds like devious fun.
nichpo, Mar 06 2003

Tactile 3D interface http://www.tactile3d.com/
3D desktop interface [apocalyps956, Oct 03 2006]


       im into it. lazy susans are just plain cool.
lizzaurenpizzagni, Mar 06 2003

       The one in the link looks very advanced; and 3D. Maybe I explained it badly, but mines just a simple 2D jobby. Imagine the cartridges for one of those old binocular slide viewer things that kids had in the 70s.
nichpo, Mar 06 2003

       So, the desktop is a strip of desktops, and can be shared and/or locked by other users on the network?   

       So if you go from mechine A to mechine B, you can just spin the desktops ' round to yours? Or is it like the OsX strip for programmes?
liamdelahunty, Mar 07 2003

       That's that horrid thing they used in "Jurassic Park", isn't it?
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2003

       liam, that's correct, it is a strip, but a circular strip.
nichpo, Mar 10 2003

       Enlightenment on *nix has this. Requires a scrolling mouse. Configure multiple desktops. Scroll mouse on background image to switch desktops.
spawn, Jun 11 2003

       I think you want a cube-shaped monitor where each of the four vertical sides is itself a monitor. Each monitor shows a different windowl. Simply spin it by hand so the proper screen is facing you and that's the window you're working in.
phundug, Jun 11 2003

       You mean like a "ViewMaster" disc? Neat! Can work AND have a retro-moment at the same time. I like it.
BayRatt, Jun 12 2003

       So, this has nothing to do with spinning baskets?
thumbwax, Jun 12 2003

       Would be fun. I love spinning post-card stands and pretending to look at them, when there is obviously someone on the otherside intent on viewing a particular card.
silverstormer, Jun 12 2003

       where can i get the download?
rogerscastle, Sep 28 2003

       I love the idea of the 3-D desktop you can interact with. I'm not sure if I'd use this specific interface because I don't have that many desktop icons. Maybe for browsing files?
billybob5982, Oct 03 2006

       [waugs], the thing from Jurassic Park was one of the GL demos that Silicon Graphics used to ship with their workstations.
wiml, Oct 03 2006

       The original poster seems confused. Beginning with some talk about multiple-desktop setups, the idea goes forward to talk about some roladex abstraction for looking through your files.   

       I don't see the relation. Is this an idea for a better way to get to your files or your desktops? I get the idea that the terms "windows" or "desktops" is getting mixed up somewhere with "files".
ironfroggy, Oct 03 2006


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