The World's First Open Source Circular and Spiral Dock

16 Aug 2008 - 3:30pm
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Brad Ford
2008

Circle Dock is a free open source dock-style applications launchers
for Windows that appear where your mouse is instead of you having to
move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is
accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it
can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The
offscreen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling
with your mouse wheel or arrow keys.

Its Windows only But i would like to see..if anyone has tried this App.

http://circledock.wikidot.com/

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17 Aug 2008 - 7:44am
Andy Edmonds
2004

Interesting!

There are two ways this could easily be much more interesting:

1) I've always done a zooming effect in spiral layouts. This negates
the effect of increasing whitespace in the outer regions. (see
http://www.surfmind.com/musings/2004/05/25/)

2) Some amazing research shows that the Dock really misses an
opportunity to optimize motor performance. By increasing size based
upon trajectory not just hover, a 25% speedup can be had. See
http://www.surfmind.com/musings/2002/04/16.cfm or more directly
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~mjmcguff/research/#mcguffin_chi2002.

Nice find, thanks. -A

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 4:30 PM, bford <modpopinc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Circle Dock is a free open source dock-style applications launchers for
> Windows that appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your
> mouse to the dock like with other programs. ...

> http://circledock.wikidot.com/

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