[Etoys] Another eToys on XO testemonial

Takashi Yamamiya 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.
>> Yes,
>>> 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.
>> http://blog.laptopmag.com/olpc-mali-collaboration-emerges-as-the-program-winds-down 
>> 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!

- Takashi

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