[maemo-users] "hidden features" Re: 3 months...

From: Daniel M German dmg at uvic.ca
Date: Thu Oct 11 17:53:38 EEST 2007
Thanks Josh, I wished I had known this last week when I had to cut and
paste a computer generated password ;) What I did was to save the
file, then load it inside emacs, then cut-and-paste. What a pain!

there are a number of "hidden" features of the N800. For example, it
took me some time to discover that the "ok" button (the one in the
middle of the arrow keys) switched to the thumb keyboard. 

Is there a place where all this info is documented?


 Josh Smith twisted the bytes to say:

 Josh> A quick reply - the browser does have cut and paste.  Just double tap
 Josh> the screen where you want to highlight, then drag.  You can then hold
 Josh> the stylus on the highlight part, which brings up a menu with copy as
 Josh> an option, or you can invoke the keyboard, and choose copy in the menu
 Josh> from the little arrow on the bottom left side.

 Josh> Hope this was helpful.

 Josh> Cheers,
 Josh> josh

 Josh> On 10/11/07, Daniel M German <dmg at uvic.ca> wrote:
 >> I am not sure this is the best place to post this information. But
 >> hopefully somebody at Nokia will be listening.
 >> After almost 3 months of use I have to say the N800 is the best PDA I
 >> have ever owned. I just came back from a 10 days trip where it became
 >> my main computer, and I am very happy with it.
 >> These are some comments that perhaps could be addressed to make the
 >> next generation of the N800 an even better product.
 >> ** Mute button. When the alarms kick in it takes several seconds to
 >> start be able to silence it (or when you remove the
 >> headphones). Sometimes that is embarrassing, like when you are in
 >> a meeting.
 >> ** Separate the <+> <fullscreen> <-> buttons a little
 >> ** Make the screen of a harder material (perhaps  glass like the iphone). I have light
 >> scratches on it already.
 >> ** Thumb keyboard. I am not exactly how to reproduce it, but sometimes it inserts repeated
 >> copies of sections of the text.
 >> ** PDF reader. Allow me to open more than one document at the same time.
 >> ** Web browser: it needs cut-and-paste
 >> ** Nokia's Image browser "Images". It is a pain to zoom-in and scroll
 >> the image. I was trying to view a subway map with it and it was a
 >> total pain. When one changes to fullscreen the image gets resized
 >> automatically. In my opinion the image browser should behave more
 >> like the web browser, allowing to pan around the image with the
 >> stylus.
 >> ** Soft-power off mode. I have enabled it with a long press of the on-button.
 >> Unfortunately it does not disable the keys. It would be nice if it
 >> did, except for a long-press of the on-botton again.
 >> ** File manager.
 >> *** When I move files from one directory to another I'd like the file manager
 >> to stay in the source directory, not the destination one. Perhaps an option will
 >> do.
 >> *** Support for different font sizes.
 >> The following are comments regarding third party applications:
 >> ** Mapper: One thing missing is the ability to goto to a designated
 >> POI. The only current option is to go to the nearest.
 >> ** GPE-calendar.
 >> *** It messes appointments when one changes timezone. In my opinion appointments
 >> should stay at the same time, even if the time zone changes.
 >> *** It needs to update the end-time to be at the very least after the start-time.
 >> It is cumbersome to have to change  the date twice: once for the
 >> start time, and once for the end time.
 >> *** It badly needs a search function.
 >> --
 >> --
 >> Daniel M. German
 >> http://turingmachine.org/
 >> http://silvernegative.com/
 >> dmg (at) uvic (dot) ca
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