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(if you want to document the state of the Wikipedia article, then we may as well mention the CA issue too)
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Includes a screenshot of [[wikipedia:Prawn]] as of December 2011.
 
Includes a screenshot of [[wikipedia:Prawn]] as of December 2011.
(The article appears to have been the subject of page moves sometime in August 2012, leaving permanent revision links broken. Also, the certificate authority in use is now [[wikipedia:DigiCert|DigiCert]].)
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(Since then, page moves in August 2012 have obscured the article's history, and the certificate authority in use is now [[wikipedia:DigiCert|DigiCert]].)
  
 
In the taskbar (far left) and tab bar (left), colors have distinct meanings:
 
In the taskbar (far left) and tab bar (left), colors have distinct meanings:

Revision as of 14:49, 31 January 2013

In the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the information systems of the USS Enterprise run an operating system called LCARS. I've noticed lately that people used to the GUIs of mainstream operating systems early 21st century get confused when looking at LCARS screenshots in Star Trek: The Next Generation because the unfamiliarity of applications related to space exploration adds to the unfamiliarity of the LCARS GUI. So to help people understand the design elements of LCARS, I made a mock-up, based on some resources from lcarsdeveloper.com, of what an early 21st century World Wide Web browser might look like with LCARS controls.

Includes a screenshot of wikipedia:Prawn as of December 2011. (Since then, page moves in August 2012 have obscured the article's history, and the certificate authority in use is now DigiCert.)

In the taskbar (far left) and tab bar (left), colors have distinct meanings:

Teal
Focused item
Orange
Item with notification, such as new mail or web notifications
Light gray
Other open item
Dark gray
Pinned items not open (not shown)

The box next to a taskbar entry shows the status of the application, such as the number of open tabs, the number of unread messages, or the number and progress of transfers. For example, Firefox has 5 pages open, Thunderbird has 21 unread messages, and Transmission has 3 seeds with an overall share ratio of 0.5.

To hide the taskbar, slide the gray elbow next to the menu bar toward the left, slide the tab bar to the left, or slide the taskbar itself off the screen. (result)

Not shown is collapsing the page navigation controls by sliding the elbow to the top of the screen. This would cause everything above the menu bar to slide out, making more room for text, and the page title to replace the menu bar.

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