Frame Decision (was [sugar] OLPC priorities for Sugar in the August release)

david at david at
Sat May 17 03:41:16 EDT 2008

On Sat, 17 May 2008, John R.Hogerhuis wrote:

> Eben Eliason <eben.eliason <at>> writes:
>> Right.  I think this is the biggest point of conflict between my own
>> thoughts for solving the issues and those of the community providing
>> feedback about it.  I certainly take the comments regarding accidental
>> invocation seriously, and seriously want to do what we can to
>> eliminate sources of frustration.  My inclination (I don't know for
>> sure!) is that the desire to completely abolish cursor activation
>> might be a treatment of the symptom and not the illness.  That is, it
>> could be that the trackpad plays a big role in the difficulties, and
> From watching my daughter I don't think there is anything going on with the
> trackpad. It's just that being near the edge pops the frame which is the design.
> One possible idea: rather than popping up the frame when near the edge, pop up a
> translucent overlay in key places that looks just like the keyboard frame key.
> If the user clicks on it, then bring up the whole frame.

it's definantly not just the trackpad, people using external mice have 
also had problems with this

David Lang

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