[Sugar-devel] [FEATURES] Display Device
christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 07:58:25 EST 2011
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>wrote:
> El 21/11/11 13:17, Christoph Derndorfer escribió:
>> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de**
>>> I would like to propose the following Feature to enhance the Sugar
>>> learning environment:
>>> "Add a frame device to control the display. The idea is to add their an
>>> option to change the brightness and to take a screenshot. Both actions
>>> only available via the keyboard as of today." 
>>>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/****Features/Display_Device<http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/**Features/Display_Device>
>> Hey Simon,
>> I really like the idea of adding the brightness controls to the frame,
>> especially since that makes it consistent with the volume controls.
>> I'm less convinced about the value of adding the screenshot capability to
>> the frame device. Functionality-wise it is of course related to the
>> but IMHO it still doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the frame device
>> Also I think that today the screenshot functionality is mainly used as a
>> defacto replacement for the lacking print capabilities. Reading through
>> Walter's latest Sugar-Digest it seems like the move to GTK3 will enable
>> much better export / printing capabilities in Activities. As such I feel
>> that adding the screenshot capability to the frame now is more of a short
>> term fix which introduces an inconsistency whereas it should be possible
>> have a significantly better overall solution soon (e.g. for Sugar 0.98?).
> Hmm, I disagree here. The screenshot functionality is an important tool,
> used by teachers. I don't think it is only used as an replacement for
Which other uses have you seen?
> Currently it is only accessible by a shortcut, not available in the UI.
> That it's why the goal is to preset it here. I could not come up with a
> better place to expose such a functionality, suggestions welcome.
How about using one of the unmapped buttons on the XO's keyboard? e.g. the
bulletin board button looks similar enough to the copy of a display (with
some creativity that is;-)
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e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu
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