[maemo-developers] Xournal and Volume keys

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Mon Nov 2 16:01:33 EET 2009

Some people are complaining that Xournal does not intercept Volume
Up/Down to actually zoom in/out
a note.
(I will make it configurable, but I want to discuss this a bit).

I believe that, by default, those key should be left to where they
belong, Volume settings.
Indeed, that's also the design decision take for Ovi Maps [1].
They already provide huge +/- keys on the screen while Xournal uses
the keys 'i' and 'o'
(as in Zoom 'I'n/'O'ut).

What are your thoughts about this?

I do know that Photos and Browser use those to zoom in/out, but
shouldn't those provide
alternative ways of zoom in/out (like the browser zoom gesture)
instead of stealing the hardware keys
from the Volume adjustment ?

The +/- keys MAINLY set the volume (i.e. Desktop, Media player, Maps,
Lock screen and so on) and does
something else in Photos, Browser and few others.

Wouldn't it make more sense to leave then to the Volume? So that its
use would be consistent everywhere ?

I think that someone (may be me.. uhm.. don't remember) raised this
issue in Maemo < 5 already.

Anyway.. what do you think?

Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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