[Sugar-devel] Hacking onto the "appearing" and "hiding" of OSK

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Tue Jan 29 07:40:12 EST 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Ajay Garg <ajay at activitycentral.com> wrote:

> I agree with Gonzalo and Gary; this is just a makeshift solution for the
> time-being, so that activities like Speak, Chat, Terminal are not rendered
> completely unusable in ebook-mode.
In my opinion, in this case, your hack, is exposed to the user, in a way
that is worst than do not have a solution at all. In fact we spent a lot of
time trying to do terminal work with osk (right now, if the cursor is
behind the osk, the text area is resized and scrolled), but need more work.
Be prepared to invest time to do it right, a quick hack will not be a good
solution. Another problem using the terminal with the osk you will find, is
the lack of auto-completion and a few keys useful in the terminal but not
in normal use.

May be Speak can be best solved, if you move the text input to the top of
the canvas, like we did in Record activity. Chat is a little more
difficult, you can move the input to the top, but the history will be
hidden. (Btw, I don't know why all the chat interfaces show the history
from bottom to top instead of top to bottom)
Anyway, these are suggestions, should be better have a agreement with the
Design Team, Gary & Manuq.

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