Re: [pinpoint] Some ideas.

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:59:34 +0000, Øyvind Kolås wrote:
2. Back to first slide when pressing key: HOME, H or h.

A patch just adding such an action to the HOME key wouldn't be
problematic, but I think this need is best covered by a visual
slide-picker (that in dual head mode shows the picker only on the
speaker screen.). (The current behavior of jumping along the slides in the presentation when dragging the pointer along the top few pixels of the presented slide is not easily discoverable - and when accidentally
discovered it can be a bit unsettling to a presenter during a

I have started to work on a visual slide picker already. I hope to submit a patch soon.

I disagree that the picker should only be shown on the speaker screen when it is available--I have found that people in the audience often will say something like "Can you go back to that diagram? No, not that one... Maybe the one before? No, that's not it either..." Having the picker visible to the audience allows viewers to see an overview of the presentation and say something like, "three slides back".


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