[maemo-users] OS2008 on n800 - Nice Job

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Nov 28 17:52:58 EET 2007

ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> Eero Tamminen wrote:
>> If you want microb to use less memory (but require reloading more pages
>> when you use back) modify this file:
>>     /usr/lib/microb-engine/greprefs/all.js
>> Change the number on this line to much smaller one:
>>     pref("browser.sessionhistory.max_entries", 11);
> Nice tip, thanks. 11 pages back seems to be a lot.
> BTW yesterday I've seen in %MEM column of 'top' in osso-xterm that 
> browser takes 106% of available memory :-) I knew it is memory hog but 
> this really caught me as surprise :-) The size was 136MB and my swap is 
> 64MB so perhaps that makes sense somehow.

I'm not surprised by Busybox "top" interpreting things strangely
(e.g. with swap).  Install "htop" from extras, that is much nicer
(for starters, you can use it with stylus)...

>>> Also lot of scrolling in launch menu will need getting used to. Is 
>>> there some secret gconf setting to bring old stylus optimized menu 
>>> layout with small items back?
>> AFAIK no. The good side is that you can use it with thumb.
> This was posible in OS2007 too, thumb hit popped up large menu, stylus 
> hit smaller menu which was consistent with behaviour or virtual 
> keyboard. Looks like small menu just silently went away. I will miss that.

AFAIK it was not possible to make thumb detection reliable enough.
The detection was based on "pressure" information, but strong press
with stylus gives as much pressure as light press with thumb (=larger
area) and the touchscreen sensitivity might differ a bit between
devices, different parts of the screen and that changes over time too.

	- Eero

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