Drawers 12.08.8 released with via-mouse screen placement, enriched visuals and items sorting
Drawers is handy utility designed with Unity in mind, tool useful to group items by dragging&dropping files, folders, web links, etc, directly into an opened drawer.
Drawers' visuals are represented via a Unity launcher icon (the actual drawer) and its mini Dash (opened drawer), latter Dash-like dialog/window that exposes the contained items.
Drawers is definitely a project where improvements and polish are constantly landed, pushing the app into a zone of creative refresh efforts, basically, receiving both under-the-hood and eyecandy additions.
Drawers 12.08.8 has been released, introducing exciting new features.
Its title has been centered on the "titlebar" and the buttons (
Close, Preferences) have been moved to the very left, minor yet relevant changes that align the app's look&feel with the desktop.
Adding numerous items into a drawer, tends to "confuse" the user trying to access specific items, nevertheless, the new 12.08.8 introduces the ability to automatically sort items by name, both A-Z and viceversa, Z-A, basically, a 1-click away manner of properly organizing drawers's contained items.
Until-now, clicking on a Unity launcher's drawer, was summoning its mini Dash next to it (similar to quicklists); the new release adds an exciting feature to place on-user-preference the mini Dash on various places of the desktop (including non-near-launcher areas), meaning, clicking&holding&dragging the opened drawer's title (as opposed to Alt+mouse) to the bottom-right corner of the desktop, places the drawer on the bottom-right corner.
The mentioned features, along with various under-the-hood improvements, minor visual tweaks and good-to-be-known details (such as the number of times a specific drawer has been opened, accessible under
opened drawer-->Preferences-->Number of times you've opened a Drawer), come to deliver more features and power to the handy Unity-oriented Drawers.
How do we install Drawers 12.08.8?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drawers
Suggestions, bugs, interface ideas are welcomed on https://bugs.launchpad.net/drawers
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