rotate button sucks on the XO
eben at laptop.org
Sun Mar 1 18:23:48 EST 2009
On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 5:39 PM, <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Mar 2009, Eben Eliason wrote:
>> This whole argument, I feel, is fruitless. That's just my opinion, of
>> 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.
> actually, it's pretty easy to lift the screen a bit and hit the touchpad if
> you have the screen oriented in portrit rather than landscape (in many ways
> it's easier than hitting the game keys)
But /why/? Can you honestly say that's a desired mode of interaction?
I think proper support of the keys would negate the need for such
> david Lang
>> A suggestion for how this standardized system might work is laid out
>> rather clearly at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Browse#Handheld_Mode. 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 freemail.hu>:
>>> Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2009-03-01 at 17:06 +0100, NoiseEHC wrote:
>>> 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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