[maemo-users] further beating on OS2008 beta

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Dec 5 09:54:25 EET 2007

ext James Sparenberg wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 December 2007 12:25:54 am Eero Tamminen wrote:
>> ext James Sparenberg wrote:
>>>> Press Home key and thumb the terminal you want from the window
>>>> list.  (it would be nice if the terminal would e.g. show the
>>>> current directory name in the window title though)
>>> Not very practical actually.  If the screen updates (which if say
>>> I'm compiling remotely it's constantly doing) then as soon as the
>>> home widget pops up it closes and you can't use it.  (in full
>>> screen mode) plus to do this also requires that you
>>> 1.  close the keyboard
>>> 2.  put away the stylus
>>> 3.  change hand position and minimize the screen
>> The above steps are not needed.
>>> 4.  use home key open the list
>>> 5.  change windows
>> If you have the full screen finger keyboard open, you need
>> to press Home key twice (first press closes FKBD), otherwise
>> one Home key press is enough.
>>> 6.  re-maximize
>> This step is not needed either.
> This is what I think you don't understand.  Using the thumkeyboard in 
> Xterm is a royal problem.  It just doesn't work right, period, 
> because you can't use it and see/read the screen at the same time.

Eh..?  When you specifically invoke a full screen keyboard,
it covers the whole screen...?

> No cut and paste, and heaven help you if you are doing e-macs or 
> vi ... because... depending on the remote system it often causes 
> problems in that data previously entered gets lost due to focus 
> change.  

So your problem is actually with thumb keyboard instead of
the tabs/windows issue?  Please add a feature request about
copy/paste support and bug about latter.

	- Eero

PS. There's also a hack to use N800 as a keyboard for phone.
One colleague says it beats T9... :-)

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