FreeWins – Live Windows Rotation in Compiz!

Well, it’s very exciting that a new plugin has been developed that allows live manipulation of desktop windows. Over on SmSpillaz‘s blog, he’s got some links to YouTube as well as a nice screenshot of the desktop.

The plugin is only in alpha and requires compilation on the system that you are using… But the promise is incredible.

If a plugin like this can work, and more importantly, work well, then I think we can expect to see some excellent plugins to take advantage of this.

Some ideas could be:

  • A plugin that shifts windows to the side of the screen rather than minimizing, like a book
  • A feature that allows you to scale windows larger or smaller without actually resizing it.

Of course, that’s just my limited imagination there.