#8005 NORM 8.2.0 (: Read.activity gamepad keys behaviour changed to unusable in ebook mode

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#8005: Read.activity gamepad keys behaviour changed to unusable in ebook mode
   Reporter:  thomaswamm     |       Owner:  rwh                              
       Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new                              
   Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)             
  Component:  read-activity  |     Version:  Development build as of this date
 Resolution:                 |    Keywords:  Read ebook                       
Next_action:  design         |    Verified:  0                                
  Blockedby:                 |    Blocking:                                   
Changes (by thomaswamm):

  * priority:  blocker => normal
  * next_action:  diagnose => design
  * type:  defect => enhancement


 I explored some more (still in joyride-2301), and discovered I was partly
 wrong:  UpArrow and DownArrow are mapped to the Directional Pad (Up and
 Down), so I can indeed scroll thru and Read an ebook in ebook mode (though
 I always keep backlight on). The user interface has apparently changed
 from earlier versions of Read, but is usable after the user learns by
 trial-and-error how to use it.  I still would like a Help screen,
 accessible within Read, to explain the user interface.

 Part of my frustration was caused by extremely slow response that led me
 to believe that the Directional Pad was not recognized by Read.  When
 zoomed in more than "Fit Width", then horizontal scroll of my 250-page
 ebook was glacially slow.  Keeping zoom at "Fit Width" or farther out
 makes D-Pad scrolling okay.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8005#comment:1>
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