[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Flipping the screen

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Fri Dec 8 16:26:51 EET 2006
Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:
> Not only "lack of pushing". Someone looked into it and concluded that rotated screen is significantly less practical than left-hand using the current solution. 

You mean someone left-handed concluded such a thing?
I am left handed myself and would kill someone for saying this :-)

Yes buttons feel different but it is not bad at all. Definitely better 
than nothing (which is the 'current solution' you mentioned). Also there 
could be issues with display backlight when display is upside down and 
probably font subpixel rendering would need to be aware of the rotation 
but there is nothing so bad it would deserve 'significantly less 
practical' label. I would say slightly less practical.

I would not use this mode everytimes but when I need to use both keys 
and stylus at the same time I would use it for sure because there is 
simply no other sane way.

I can understand that this may have low priority since left-handed 
people are minority. But I really can't accept this 'we know better than 
you what you want' attitude.

Also when talking about this - from screenshots of new device it looks 
like new model is even worse in this regard. The best for all (including 
left handed people) would be to have exactly the same set of buttons on 
both sides. One could choose primary side in control panel and have some 
less important actions mapped to the other one (like those currently 
mapped to press and hold action - page down in browser or pdf viewer 
mapped directly to button would be handy). Would be also great for gaming.


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