[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Howto pop start menu

From: Anuj Verma (Kevin) kevin.verma at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jan 28 07:16:22 EET 2007
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 23:11:51 +0000, Jonathan Matthews-Levine wrote:

> The actions "Press-and-hold" and
> "Tap-once-(-maybe-twice-so-the-device-actually-notices-)" with the Home
> button both have a function on the N770 and the N800.  The function/action
> mappings were swapped between the 700 and 800 (very correctly, IMHO!) so
> that the behaviour is now
> N800:
> Press-and-hold == minimise all applications; display home screen Tap-once
> == show the application chooser over the top of the current application
> As I say, these were the other way around on the 770, which was
> sub-optimal for the way I use the device.  I'm very pleased they're
> swapped round ... :-)

Implementation of a desktop kind of environment on N800 is pretty neat, but
I am thinking of the other way as on most Palm handhelds: 

On Palm environment, it was easier to have all the application have icons,
distributed into various folders. 

That would let me shuffle through those folders quickly and to select
through various icons to quickly launch apps, and that all with only the
cursor keys and the center click. 

I am not sure if Maemo will ever get an inspiration with that or will
establish even more convenient method to carry out such task. 


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