PaperWM is another interesting one that slides on top of Gnome 3 like this. Seems like Gnome 3 plus a lot of the essentially new UIs on top of it like MS/PWM are experimenting quite a bit in the stagnant desktop space. (Not without controversy though.)
Thanks Calvin. PaperWM looks amazing, and I am now in the process of installing a Gnome desktop VM to try it out.
So good to see new ideas in the desktop space!
A grid of non-overlappable windows was a “feature” of MS Windows 1.0, back in 1985.
I can’t comment on what this shell looks like because, oddly, the page has no screenshots of it. Or is it supposed to and they just don’t load in my browser (Safari) for some reason?
There’s a video that shows those features.
I have the same issue. They load on the repo page though.
WebOS for mobiles took this further years ago. Instead of constraining apps to active rows, it let you do that with app documents, i.e., one app but many contexts, hence document stacks.
But nice to see some extra gravy for the desktop nonetheless.
It’s not at all aimed at the same market, but this is something I love about EXWM inside Emacs. I have it set to always use windows instead of tabs, and do pretty much everything else in Emacs, which essentially disconnects what program is controlling what from any window management whatsoever. It’s nice, and if it was developed into something very cohesive somewhere else, I’d probably switch.
As someone said I’m also glad for innovation happening in the desktop space, just on comment on the website, you should consider presenting a couple of screenshots as the first thing maybe
I have watched the video on the website and the idea looks promising, especially for users who dont’ multitask too much. I have never been a fan of the material design, it does look good but flat elements don’t convey well if they are interactive or not except when hovered.
This looks neat, though I’m honestly curious what it offers over existing tiling window managers. Seems to be mostly basics so far.
You can still have the perks of GNOME3 while still have a tiling window manager, I guess?