rotate button sucks on the XO

Eben Eliason eben at
Sun Mar 1 17:07:48 EST 2009

This whole argument, I feel, is fruitless.  That's just my opinion, of course.

The touchpad isn't readily accessible in handheld mode, and was never
made to be.  I'll continue to suggest that the cursor simply be
automatically hidden in handheld mode, and that a simple means for
taking full advantage of the handheld buttons which are present be
made available to activities in a standardized way.

A suggestion for how this standardized system might work is laid out
rather clearly at  I'd
very much like to see an API for the press and press-and-hold states
of these buttons so that activities could take advantage of it easily.

- Eben

2009/3/1 NoiseEHC <NoiseEHC at>:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-01 at 17:06 +0100, NoiseEHC wrote:
> Hello!
> Just today I have noticed some things about the rotate button (which is
> below the directional buttons on the display part):
> 1. When the screen is rotated the mouse does not so if I turn the XO to
> be able to read letters, I cannot navigate with the mouse.
> You can navigate but in a sense sideways. Movng the arrow up makes it go
> up. But relative to the text it is wrong.
> Yeah, just if I turn the laptop to read the text then it is a little bit
> impossible to hit anything with the cursor...
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