A little secret has been let out of the bag
Canola2 can be run in windowed mode rather than taking over the whole screen. Whilst this may not be for everyone and its not guaranteed to be there in the final version it is indeed present in beta5.
To do this you need to drop to an xterm and type:
canola – n
Windowed mode shows nicely that the icon’s can rearrange themselves to fit the available screen real-estate. Everything else that I’ve played around with seems to work too.
I’ll be sticking with full screen mode though, why have it windowed when you can have it full screen and just switch windows with the home hardware key?