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    [SOLVED] We need some help naming an applet...

    Hello fellow Ubuntians,

    For those who use Avant-Window-Navigator (AWN), some of you may remember an applet that allowed users to quickly and easily switch workspaces. It was called BlingSwitcher. I liked this applet because it was cool eye-candy and functional. Unfortunately, it was removed from Awn-Extras due to copyright/license issues and more importantly, it seems the original author has abandoned the applet.

    Luckily, a kind user, sharkbait, has done a complete re-write of the applet and has fixed a lot of the problems that plagued the original. Plus, added some cool new features!

    Only one problem, we can't seem to come up with a cool name for the applet! For now, it is only known as Sin-nombre (or "No Name"). I was hoping that you guys could help us out. The best I've got so far is Slickswitch(er). Yeah, I know...

    So throw out some names! I know you guys can come up with some good ones.

    Some features of the applet (to help get a better understanding):

    -Quick switching with mouse scroll wheel
    -It can detach and be placed anywhere on the desktop
    -You can middle-click to show the desktop
    -It will show you what windows are opened on any workspace

    Below are some screenies of the applet to help (I chose a background so that people could see it better).
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    I started thinking of the compound eyes on insects. So I throw "CompoundEye" into the ring.
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Whatever you decide to name it I would suggest that you keep it close to what it does. Or add an i in front of it. Like iCompoundEye. Recent trends have shown that adding a lower case "i" in front of a product almost surely guarantees sucess.

    Seriously, though? Keep it simple and directed towards what the app actually does.

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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Quote Originally Posted by isaacj87 View Post
    Hello fellow Ubuntians,

    For those who use Avant-Window-Navigator (AWN), some of you may remember an applet that allowed users to quickly and easily switch workspaces. It was called BlingSwitcher. I liked this applet because it was cool eye-candy and functional. Unfortunately, it was removed from Awn-Extras due to copyright/license issues and more importantly, it seems the original author has abandoned the applet.

    Luckily, a kind user, sharkbait, has done a complete re-write of the applet and has fixed a lot of the problems that plagued the original. Plus, added some cool new features!

    Only one problem, we can't seem to come up with a cool name for the applet! For now, it is only known as Sin-nombre (or "No Name"). I was hoping that you guys could help us out. The best I've got so far is Slickswitch(er). Yeah, I know...

    So throw out some names! I know you guys can come up with some good ones.

    Some features of the applet (to help get a better understanding):

    -Quick switching with mouse scroll wheel
    -It can detach and be placed anywhere on the desktop
    -You can middle-click to show the desktop
    -It will show you what windows are opened on any workspace

    Below are some screenies of the applet to help (I chose a background so that people could see it better).
    Slickswitch sounds cool!
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Wow what theme??

    and +1 to slickswitch(er)
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    Wow what theme??

    and +1 to slickswitch(er)
    I'm using the Apotheosis theme.

    More than likely it's going to be slickswitch(er).
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Another +1 for slickswitcher. Nothing wrong with it.
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    SlickSwitch(er) flows phonetically much smoother. I stand behind it.
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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki_Nagato View Post
    I started thinking of the compound eyes on insects. So I throw "CompoundEye" into the ring.
    CompEye!

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    Re: We need some help naming an applet...

    How about "Switchatron!"?
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