Support for Left handers

Jae Stutzman jaebird at
Sat Jul 14 17:21:56 CEST 2007

On 7/14/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new here, I have an OpenMoko on order and hope to do some
> development. I'll contribute ideas and bug reports at the least.
>   I'm not sure I've ever used a touch screen mobile device that
> caters for left handed people. On the whole there aren't many issues
> with using devices left handed, so adding the support is easy.
> The main problem is scrollbars, when they're on the right dragging
> the scrollbar left handed results in your hand covering the screen so
> you can't see what you are doing. So having the option of scrollbars
> on the left would be useful.
> Ideally if you implement such features in the interface and not per
> application then it will all be transparent and less work will need
> to be done.
> Comments?
> Giles.
I agree with this. As a lefty on the N800, this can become quite a pain. One
nice thing about the N800 interface is inside the webrowser you can scroll
anywhere in the window like your moving a piece of paper.
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