[Etoys] Another eToys on XO testemonial

Takashi Yamamiya tak at metatoys.org
Thu Nov 20 16:16:47 EST 2008

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 20.11.2008, at 20:21, Takashi Yamamiya wrote:
>> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>> Well, there actually is a preference indeed to enable the big  
>>> cursor,  and it is of course enabled on the XO for its 200 dpi  
>>> screen (the  regular 16 pixels-tall cursor is *tiny*). We already  
>>> made the cursor  quite a bit smaller and pointier than Eben's Sugar  
>>> default cursor. But  maybe it's still too large ...
>>> Takashi, what do you think?
>> I believe that all cursors for each software in a system should be
>> same size. So I think cursor size have to be in the system global
>> preference if it is necessary.
> While I agree in principle, by that logic we'd have to switch to the  
> Sugar cursor which is unusably bulky. Besides, we don't have the logic  
> to use system cursors yet.


> But we could easily make our cursor smaller. Do we want to do that?

I don't think so for now. It is difficult to read optimal cursor size
only from the article.

  The mouse was either too fast, or their little fingers were too
  fast. There is no consistency with the mouse arrow and buttons. It
  is too big and the buttons are too small. It would be great if the
  child could choose the size of the arrow as it can sometimes get
  lost on screen.

Even we have to make it larger, otherwise it would get lost on screen
more likely???

- Takashi

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