[sugar] eBook Reader user interface

Dan Williams dcbw
Tue Jun 5 17:21:24 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 23:50 +0300, Zvi Devir wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 12:38 -0700, Don Hopkins wrote:
> >
> >> you press the button again, but require you to either press and hold
> >> the button, or press another button (like the arrow keys) to actually
> >> rotate the screen or power the system down.
> >
> > That's pretty indirect; I'd argue the more direct the better.  The
> > button has a rotation icon, and when you press it, it should rotate the
> > screen.
> >
> I think regarding the rotation key as a "modifier" is very intuitive. 
> Pressing the rotation key + gamepad UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT rotates the screen 
> to the appropriate direction (see the ticket). It will also prevent 
> unwanted and expensive rotations

Though, if it's unwanted, why was the button pressed?  Users will
certainly learn what the buttons do and when to press them and when not
to press them.


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