rotate button sucks on the XO
fgrose at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 19:08:01 EST 2009
By opening the XO in its traditional laptop configuration and then holding
it by the handle as if it were an opened book (twist 90 degrees), results in
a portrait mode configuration that is more ergonomic for a standing user and
perhaps more comfortable for casual use while sitting on a couch or in a
reading chair. Applications for such a use might easily be imagined.
The track pad and keys would be available and could be exploited by
On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Eben Eliason <eben at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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
> >> 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.
> > actually, it's pretty easy to lift the screen a bit and hit the touchpad
> > you have the screen oriented in portrit rather than landscape (in many
> > 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
> - Eben
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