CU_SeeMe

marshall katz (marshall_katz@mchfmccm.navy.mil)
Fri, 01 Dec 95 14:16:50 EST


Background: The CU-SeeMe Local Video Window apparently has to stay
open all the time (I guess for technical reasons). I now have 5
windows open before even signing onto a reflector, namely: Local Video
Window, CU-SeeMe Window, Audio Window, Participants Window and now, a
Dialer Window along with the WIN 95 Task Bar at the bottom of the
screen. Now when you add to that 8 more windows for the people
connected to a reflector, that really is beyond the limits of my
desktop (and aging eyesight).

Suggestion: With the aforementioned in mind, could a future release
of CU-SeeMe (White Pine or Cornell) do some or all of the following:

1. Combine all the taskbar options from the CUSM Window into the
Local Video Window task bar;

2. Make the Audio Window a part of the Local Video window or make it
smaller to fit horizontally under the Local Video Window;

3. Participants Window could remain the same or be incorporated as a
scroll option of the Local Video Window at the bottom along with
Transmission, etc.; and

4. Incorporate a dialer option into CU-SeeMe as the number of clicks
needed to logon to a reflector should be reduced.

I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same way as I do and may have
an even better suggestion to reduce the screen clutter.

I appreciate your consideration of the above in any future release
of CU-SeeMe. Keep up the GREAT work!!

Very respectfully, Marshall...