Insisting on metaphors that exploit the device's weaknesses (Re: Centralization of graphical awesomeness)

Laszlo KREKACS laszlo.krekacs.list at
Sat Oct 31 09:34:17 CET 2009

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Matthias Huber
<matthias.huber at> wrote:
> that's exact what i told you, what openbox has: they say: if movement <
> number_pixels then its click,
> if movement >= pixels, its slide.
> in your case, one could hava a hysteresis over the time: if a single click
> comes shortly after a slide,
> it is part of slide.
> if you measure now the time of the tap, you have all you need for
> differentiating between all this three events.
> generally i think, its better to get the btn-release instead of btn-down.
> (from the view of windowmanager)
> and you are right: it should be done in tslib or window manager.

In that case you just killed any application which are drawing oriented.
So no Xournal, Sketchbook or any such application.


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