Re: Feature proposal: Information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures

On 10/23/2011 02:15 AM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Piñeiro <apinheiro igalia com> wrote:
>> Note
>> ====
>> In summary, this feature proposal is basically ask for include again Dasher
>> on GNOME moduleset.
> I think this is problematic. Dasher will face the same problems that a
> standalone OSK faces - can't use it in the shell overview, can't use
> it on the login screen, etc. If we want to bring back dasher-like
> alternate input, it should ideally be integrated in the shell OSK, so
> it works everywhere, and can benefit from improvements that are made
> to make the OSK work better (such as moving windows out from
> underneath the OSK).

I already mentioned this issue on the original mail. And as I said for
those cases users have workarounds.

As the feature name says, this feature is about "information-efficient".
The main use case of Dasher is writing long texts. This kind of
alternative inputs were created because a traditional virtual keyboard
(as current GNOME Shell built-in OSK) can be a pain for long texts. In
the same sense, for small texts, like the usual three letters used to
search something on the overview OSK are more suitable. So not sure if
not working on the overview makes Dasher non-eligible for GNOME modulesets.


Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias

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