This is what we need, me thinks. And the UI elements are already there, waiting to be pushed around a bit. Or, they are coming.

If you look at email and music and video, there are app independant gestures. Coming soon will be the mini-player which pops up in any application.

I want a mini-app designed to basically be a menu. I would like to swipe a file or element (or hold, to be traditional) and have it call the menu as a mini-app, like the mini-player.

Swiping is already there for files (it's how you delete emails, music and video. It causes a button (delete) to pop up. I think it could call the entire mini-app for the menu.

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Damn, the rambles.