The Touchscreen And The Hinge

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  1. Consequence_9

    Consequence_9 have you realized that rock stars always seem to l

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    If we get compiz running we'll have just that (and it's looking more likely with the loosened restrictions of the C++ rewrite)
     
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  2. Sphinxter

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    Aye, it does.
     
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  3. Loon

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    How about configuring the pandora so the left shoulder button counts as a left click, that would seem to solve the problem of touchscreen sensitivity to me.


    I'd nip in for a pint.
     
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  4. borgqueenx

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    The ds isnt really comfortable to hold when pushing it back to the point when it can go any futher. Its perfect the normal way. To bad the pandora wont have desame lock.
    I hope that i wont get trouble clicking something 10 times before it boots.

    Really, is the hinge lock fixable? Or wont it be fixed?
     
  5. OrR

    OrR Corporate games suck.

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    We are not even sure, yet, if it's broken in any way. I'd need to get my hands on a Pandora to determine that.

    Resistive touchscreens tend to react a little touchy. Nothing to worry about IMO.
     
  6. jonlad1

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    There is also one in my hometown, near Preston.

    And two near Stocksfield ;)
     
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  7. cobaltage

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    The videos don't really present a reasonable usage of the Pandora, so I don't worry about the angle of the touchscreen. If you're holding it, you can easily support the whole device with one hand, including the hinge. If it's on a table, the OS is set up to be used with a mouse.

    I am looking forward to being able to use the D-pad, or seeing touch-based optimizations. But I think in real life, it won't be that much of an issue.
     
  8. geo12

    geo12 Retrofuturist

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    Can't one of the devs have a friend over to hold the camera for them? That way we'd actually be able to see someone holding the pandora without outstretched arms and looking at a strange angle. Just a thought if another video is being done soon.

    Or is this whole project too secret to reveal to simple masses :blink:
     
  9. Consequence_9

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    Friends? What are these 'friends' you speak of? The pandora makes friends obsolete, so it makes sense that the dev team has no friends anymore ;]
     
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  10. yannv

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    Wouldn't that open it up for confusion with the Syntax Error club?
     
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  11. borgqueenx

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    a train company in holland is called syntax.
    i travelled in one today.
     
  12. Tor

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    Coming from a Palm PDA via a Zaurus and a couple of Nokia tablets I'm definitely in the 'no double tap to open, please' camp. Double clicks are more useful for other things IMO. On the N900 it works quite nicely for instant zoom, for example.
     
  13. Kramy

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    Single-click is evil. You have no idea how often I muck stuff up in Ubuntu by right-clicking. I'm just looking for menu options, but instead I execute tons of crazy commands. :lol:

    Oh hey, if anyone knows how to turn that off, please let me know!
     
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  14. Sphinxter

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    Single click and shoot to kill. The hinge sure looks terrific in today's video.
     
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    from what i have understood, the double click issue comes from the difficult to touch the same point twice , to double click with a mouse, you don't move the mouse, but with a screen ....

    i see loots of various ways to fix that :D
     
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  16. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Chief among them, in my opinion, just make it single click to run :p
     
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  17. cobaltage

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    A lot of touchscreen UMPCs make the choice of having a finger-friendly app launcher. That obviously won't save you in a browser, but it retains the desktop-style milieu as is.
     
  18. nik166

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    yup but when you want to just select a file, or call a context menu , you're screwed :p

    yet we could still do it the apple way: short clicks vs long clicks :)
     
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  19. bzar

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    Do we need a poll on the single/double click issue? :p
     
  20. Pleng

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    Well as long as the analogue nubs can be used for a mouse pointer and the shoulder buttons as buttons then I'm good. Touchscreens are great additional controls, but using them as the standard way to control a desktop is just sucky.
     

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