[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Future features for Maemo Desktop (Task Navigator, Home, Status bar)?

From: koos vriezen koos.vriezen at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 18 16:33:12 EEST 2006
2006/8/18, Karoliina Salminen <karoliina at karoliinasalminen.com>:
> Hello everybody,
> I am now collecting some ideas for future development of the UI framework.
> If you have any features that you'd like to see in the future in the
> components mentioned on the topic (Task Navigator, Home, Status bar),
> please send your feature requests/ideas to me: karoliina.t.salminen at
> nokia.com or reply them on this list for further discussion. So now is
> your chance to affect to which direction you'd like us to develop the
> desktop UI framework.

What I would like is the filedialog keeping it's current directory, so
not starting at scratch all the time within an application. That also
includes the loading of the iconlist, which btw. is rather slow as

The second issue is more a think-about thingy and that's the
scrollbar. I think that scrollbars don't port so well for touch
screens (and no mouse). Scroll keys would help but are often for other
I think the old X style MMB, that when cliched actually scrolled to
that position, is already a big improvement. Maybe it's already
configurable somewhere?
A quick idea is eg.
  |               a           |  b | c  |d|e|XX|f|g| h | i |         j       |
where XX is the scrollbutton, e and g the area when clicked a half
page scroll, d and g a full page scroll, c and h two pages scroll,
etc. and finally a and j are acting like MBB when clicked. Has to be
recalculated on each position/viewport sizes changes.

The above reminds me that dragging, like with the home applets, simply
are unusable.


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