[sugar] eBook Reader user interface
Wed Jun 6 02:42:43 EDT 2007
Quoting Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com>:
> 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.
I meant that, for example, after rotating the screen once, the user has to press
the rotate button three more times in order to get back to the original
orientation. Two out of the three rotation operations are intermediate steps
which can be skipped.
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