rotate button sucks on the XO

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Sun Mar 1 17:39:03 EST 2009


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 
if you have the screen oriented in portrit rather than landscape (in many 
ways it's easier than hitting the game keys)

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:
>>
>>
>> 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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