Re: Gnome Shell

On 1 Feb 2011, at 19:07, Owen Taylor wrote:

> "Calum Benson" wrote
>> "Flicking the pointer" is easy enough to do with a real mouse, but
>> isn't a gesture that works very well with touchpads, which I'd guess a
>> lot of our users will be using most of the time. When I try to flick
>> the pointer with my touchpad, it just stops halfway :) From a brief
>> experiment, if my pointer's in the middle of the screen, it takes me
>> two (on my laptopt screen), sometimes three (on my external monitor)
>> separate finger movements to hit the corner...
> What we've discussed doing and the input people tell us is feasible
> (but nobody has started doing the implementation) would be to make
> the corners of the touchpad absolute - so if you tap the upper left
> corner or lower right corner of the touchpad it's like throwing your
> mouse into that corner. I'm not sure if that would move the mouse or
> just activate the action for the hot corner.

That certainly sounds like it would be an improvement. Not sure I'd want to it move the mouse, though.


CALUM BENSON, Interaction Designer     Oracle Corporation Ireland Ltd.
mailto:calum benson oracle com         Solaris Desktop Team             +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Oracle Corp.

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