Openmoko on Design
daniel at benoy.name
Wed Jul 30 02:56:23 CEST 2008
Is it feasible to have illume detect that an application isn't
capable/interested in sending the signal to bring up the keyboard?
Also, would the openmoko design team be willing to consider a toggle in the
configuration menu between manual and automatic?
I have a portable bluetooth keyboard (Something which I assume the design team
wants to eventually support out-of-the-box) and it's annoying for the on
screen keyboard to ever come up for me unless I specifically ask for it
because it reduces my usable window space, so in my case, I would prefer to
set it to manual. (And I have modified my illume theme to achieve that)
If I didn't have a bluetooth keyboard, I'd prefer for it to be automatic, but
provide me with a manual toggle (automatically) when I'm currently looking at
software which doesn't know how to ask for the keyboard..
I think this is a good compromise, and in the best interests of the platform
because of the value of quick-and-dirty linux X11 application porting, but at
the same time end-consumers who only use pre-installed software will never
even know the toggle is there, so the designers should be happy.
I hope I'm not adding to the flame war :( I really appreciate the hard work
and money that openmoko is putting into this project for me and the rest of
the community .. and I don't want them to feel underappreciated as a result
of all the nitpicks.
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