[Sugar-devel] touchpad mode selection
pgf at laptop.org
Wed Aug 18 08:30:02 EDT 2010
> On 08/07/2010 08:22 PM, Walter Bender wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Paul Fox<pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> >> walter -- currently we try at boot time and set the touchpad to
> >> whichever mode the user last requested. moving this
> >> initialization to sugar was one of the last changes you made to
> >> the sugar code, i think.
> >> but when you were in the office you mentioned that it might be
> >> preferable to always revert to capacitive (normal) mode at boot
> >> time, so that the user doesn't get stuck or confused by "pen
> >> mode" (which is certainly less "discoverable' than normal mode).
> >> the more i think about it, the more i think that's a good idea.
> >> what do other people (who, hopefully have tried both modes)
> >> think?
> >> paul
> >> =---------------------
> >> paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
> > defaults to capacitive on boot. It no longer uses the FLAG_FILE and
> > thus that file is no longer needed by your patch either. Its presence
> > will not impact the functionality, as far as I know. I've tested this
> > on 258py. I'd appreciate your doing a quick review just to make sure I
> > didn't miss anything.
> > -walter
> Hi Walter,
> first of all thanks for your work!
> I have been testing the device option on 850 XO-1.0 (it is just a matter
> of copying the files over from the 0.90 patch that just landed in master).
> I find it quite hard to use the stylus mode as one really needs to
> scratch over the touchpad. Especially when one wants to revert the
> setting after using the stylus mode it is hard to reveal the frame, move
> to the icon and click it.
yes, the stylus mode requires a lot of pressure.
> There have been discussions about which mode it should have after
the system support for enabling stylus mode at boot was removed recently --
i can't remember if it's gone in 850 or 851. this leaves the decision
up to sugar -- and i'm now firmly in the camp that the pad should revert
to capacitive mode at boot time.
> Another case where it might hard to discover which mode one is
> using at that time is after suspend. You have to scratch as well in
> order to wake up the machine.
but what would you propose? switching to "finger" mode just before
suspending, and back to stylus mode right after resume?
> PS: style nitpick: I would capitalize the strings 'style' and 'finger'
> and align them left in the palette.
> PSS: if others want to test on the XO-1.0 I can make some rpms quickly.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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