[maemo-users] Another annoyance: bluetooth icon disappears

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Sep 26 16:01:17 EEST 2008

ext Mark wrote:
> Wonderful... yet another "wontfix" response to usability issues...

If I understood this correctly, the enhancement requested that
for a set of users who use separate bluetooth keyboard, the
pre-installed device software usability would be improved by
changing the UI as proposed in the bug.

This was replied with:
However, we have a strong requirement to reduce the amount of permanent
Status bar indicators. Status bar is crowded already and we should
prefer temporary Status indicators (like alarm and usb indicators).
The primary function of Status bar indicators is to indicate status -
controlling something from there is secondary. Of course you may
disagree and can continue that discussion in some other forum ;)

We are going to change this design in future releases. Maybe not as
a permanent indicator, but let's see.

I think better time to do UI enhancement requests is when Nokia does
software alpha / beta releases for the forthcoming product / release,
not when it's already released and in bugfix phase.  Especially if you
want it for the same HW.

However, I don't understand what's the problem with this functionality
being offered by a 3rd party component if the component is easily
available from the extras repository?

> One problem is that putting the device in offline mode disables
> bluetooth, but taking it out of offline mode usually doesn't re-enable
> bluetooth (at least 75% of the time on my N800). Another is that any
> situation where the other device is the main physical interaction
> (headset, keyboard, etc.), it has no ability to turn on the bluetooth.
> Sure, if some app on the tablet itself asks for bluetooth it can get
> it, but not external devices. There *does* need to be a quick way to
> access the bluetooth settings.
> The only workable mode right now if one uses any bluetooth devices at
> all is to always leave bluetooth turned on. It's much too big a PITA
> to go through the many levels of the Control Panel to turn on
> bluetooth every time you need it, even if it's infrequently.
> Mark
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Andre Klapper <aklapper at openismus.com> wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, den 25.09.2008, 14:48 -0300 schrieb Fernando Cassia:
>>> What is the reason for the Bluetooth icon to disappear when bluetooth
>>> is disabled?
>> Basically a design decision, see the discussion in
>> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=971

	- Eero

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