[Etoys] Another eToys on XO testemonial
tak at metatoys.org
Thu Nov 20 18:40:10 EST 2008
Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 20.11.2008, at 22:16, Takashi Yamamiya wrote:
>> 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???
> Hmm, strange indeed. I'd vote for pressure-sensitive touchpad buttons
> then, the more you press, the larger the cursor gets. How does that sound?
You invented another cool UI idea!
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