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Re: Taskbar

  • Subject: Re: Taskbar
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 13:31:50 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [-=rjh=-] on Monday 05 September 2005 08:33 \__

> Smert' Shpionam wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [Vijendra  Malhotra] on Monday 29 August 2005 06:01 \__
>>>> Is there an app that will tell me the number of applications that I
>>>> have running at the moment. I am using an ole Tungsten E
>>> Palm O/S is not a multi-tasking platform. You only run one application
>>> at a
>>> time with a few exceptions such as an MP3 players.
>>> You may easily fall to the illusion that multiple applications are open
>>> simultaneously because as you quit an application and enter another, the
>>> state of the old application often gets saved.
>>> Roy
>> While tinkering with some applications on my Palm, I was reflecting on
>> this conversation. The main reason to have a taskbar is to be able to
>> switch between applications in a hurry.
>> Switch5 is a freeware app that does just that, FWIW. Vijendra  Malhotra
>> may want to look into that. I think it's a great addition.
> Actually, there is an application/launcher/taskbar called iSpin, that is
> capable of running compatible applications concurrently, and has other
> features, besides.
> I've used it, but it looks too much like Windows for my liking; and I
> rally can't see the point of running concurent apps. It does have some
> interesting capabilities, though.
> Worth trying; it is listed on http://www.freewarepalm.com

I am happy to have realised that I was missing an obvious workaround. I
imagine that as soon as Palm move over to the Linux kernel, they will
benefit from multi-tasking, which is renowned for its power and
flexibility. How much coding is involved in making everything fit nicely
into that framework, I do not know. Either way, prepare for multi-tasking.


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