RFC: fingernav widget proposal

ramsesoriginal ramsesoriginal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 08:22:45 CEST 2007

Pie menus are a great way to deal with user input, but it's important that
it is clear which button makes what. f.ex. if you take the firefox addon for
pie menus (i think it's on http://www.radialthinking.de/radialcontext/ ),
they have a feature that if you tap and wait, then it displays a small
description of each button. Another important thing is that it is possible
to exit the pie menu without choosing an option.

I see pie menus often used in Videogams, but nearly never in other
applications. One of the best implementations of this idea is the one in
Neeriwnter Nights, which has context- and user-sensitive menus.
Antoher intresting implementation is seen here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=12vFpBhWaVM . This is an Implementation for a
multitouch device.

But i would like to provide the ability to disable pie menus: even if they
are brilliant/grat/fantastic/whatever, most people don't know what to do
with them. Because they are not much spread, i would like to have the
possibility to turn them off.
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