View Full Version : Google Maps Desktop Environment?

May 31st, 2011, 11:51 PM
Is there a desktop environment that works like google maps? If not there should be. If Unity and Gnome 3 are the "modern desktop environment", then to me this seems years ahead of it's time. I can't count how many times this thought has occurred to me, it just seems so intuitive and obvious.

Imagine it, a single desktop with live zooming/panning. Instead of hotkeys to switch desktops, you would set hotkeys to different "locations" on the desktop. The switching animations would be flyovers. The possibilities for plugins is endless.

I personally would like middle-click to drag the desktop area around, and scroll up/down to zoom in/out.

Has anyone though of this? What do you guys think...?

May 31st, 2011, 11:52 PM
Something like this?

May 31st, 2011, 11:57 PM
Something like this?
Oh god, I hope not! Perfect timing though, gave me a good belly laugh.

June 1st, 2011, 12:11 AM
That would be taking the "Desktop" metaphor a bit too literally, if you ask me.