[maemo-users] [maemo-users] pdf reader: suggestions for improvement

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Nov 6 16:55:43 EET 2006
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 03:09:10PM +0100, Damien Challet wrote:
> The pdf reader (a very nice piece of software) makes it a pain to go to the 
> next/prev page for two reasons:
> 1) lack of dedicated button. There has been a few posts about that. What 
> strikes me is that there are two buttons (select and the full screen button) 
> that have currently exactly the same function: to switch from full screen to 
> windowed mode and back. So we have one spare button. 
> In principle one could use the select button to display the next page (short 
> click) and the previous one (long click). 

The Back button might be a better fit for going to the previous page.

> However, as suggested previously, FBreader uses nicely the zoom button to go 
> forward/backward. This is being used for the zoom feature in the pdf reader, 
> but honestly, how often to do change the zoom while reading a pdf file? Once. 
> So the best suggestion is to use the select button to pop-up a zoom chooser 
> and the zoom button to scroll down/go to the next page.
> Finally, when scrolling down (or up) a page with the D-pad, doesn't it make 
> sense to switch to the next page if one is already a the bottom of a page?

Or better yet -- support the "continous" mode that Acrobat Reader and
Evince have and show parts of both pages at the same time.

Marius Gedminas
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