Openmoko Bug #218: Distinguish stylus from finger via tslib

Marcel tanuva at
Wed Nov 5 16:42:46 CET 2008

Am Wednesday 05 November 2008 16:12:46 schrieb Stefan Monnier:
> >  Theoretically speaking, this can be done by filtering the jitter of
> >  moving events.  The jitter effect with finger press is larger than
> >  that with stylus press.
> >
> >  Do we really need this?
> I was thinking recently that it could be used to make all applications
> "finger usable": if you detect a finger and it's been pressed for
> a while on the same spot, show the pressed area magnified (as is done
> with the illume keyboard, except do it for all apps but only when you
> detect a finger).
>         Stefan

Magnifying an area to enable one to select tiny buttons doesn't really make 
it "finger usable", it just simplifies using finger-unusable apps imo...


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