Here are actual snapshots from PC Native Oberon. Click on a picture for the full-sized version.
The Gadgets desktop supports fully overlapping viewers and four virtual displays. Viewers can be moved and resized arbitrarily. In the example below, the virtual display on the left contains a Leonardo document and its control panels, and the display on the right contains two views of the same text document. Leonardo is an advanced graphics editor. The navigator Gadget, visible on both displays at the bottom left, is used to switch between virtual displays.
The Gadgets desktop also has a tiled display mode with two vertical tracks. In this mode a newly opened viewer automatically covers half of the largest existing viewer in the track. This is ideal for text-based work, e.g., programming or text editing. Viewers can be resized vertically and moved, but they always use the full track width. Because there are fewer degrees of freedom, it is much quicker to arrange viewers optimally.
The basic tiled viewers display model is identical to the original display model published in Project Oberon. Unlike the Gadgets desktop modes, it does not support the display of visual objects (Gadgets) in text. However, it is ideal for low-resolution displays and low-resource systems. It is possible to freely switch back and forth to the Gadgets desktop without rebooting.
This is a picture of a DEC Shark Network Computer running SharkOberon.
This is a snapshot of Jörg Kreienbühl's VNC viewer (alpha version) running on Native Oberon. The viewer is connected via TCP/IP to a VNC X Window server running on a Linux machine. Netscape is running on a Unix server and can be used from Native Oberon.
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