In this video I demonstrate how I’ve been using Maemo 5’s panoramic desktop on the Nokia N900.
- Quick show of my four desktops
- How to add apps shortcuts/bookmarks/widgets
- How to change the background
What do your homescreens look like? [Ctrl+Shift+P to print screen]
We’ve had customizable desktops/homescreens on a Nokia for quite a while since the days of the 770 and “old” Maemo, somewhat with S60 and active standby to S60V5 and the live FIVE-space widget on the N97 (& N97 mini).
According to some research, 85% of your time on a mobile phone is spent on your homescreen.
I’ve been a big fan of it on my N97. Without opening up the menu to find the app icon, I can already see my latest emails/tweets/latest news and get to my favourite apps. All from the standby screen.
One of my biggest gripes was that I wanted more than one desktop! At least 3 so I could have quick configuration of widgets/shortcuts depending on my situation (e.g. work/uni/home etc)
Gradual refinement has brought us Maemo 5’s panoramic desktop – a highly customizable four panel desktop where you can add as much apps/bookmarks/widgets as you can get hold of.
You might not want a desktop as cluttered as mine, and you’ve got that option. You don’t even have to have all four desktops showing.