[maemo-developers] Full Screen Hotkey?

From: Nathan Anderson nathan at andersonsplace.net
Date: Wed Oct 21 18:48:13 EEST 2009
    You would already have to have the keyboard open if you used Ctrl-S or
Ctrl-Shift-F,  Ctrl-F could be used for Find.  Ctrl-S could be Save.  Using
Ctrl-<key> is hazardous since different apps have different requirements.

My guesses for universal keys that all apps could accept for full screen
would be:  (It would be good if we make it as universal as possible so as
not to confuse end users)
Ctrl->Volume  (Would possibly be used by a music program to switch mp3's
tracks playing)
Ctrl->Camera (could be used by a camera app to do something different
Ctrl->Power   (If Possible, this might be imo the best one -- I can't think
of any reason for any other program to use as a hotkey)
Ctrl->Space  (I can't think of any reason a app would need to map this as a
"normal" hotkey either)
Anything else on the keyboard
eyboard.jpg) would be easily up for application control and I can't see how
we could make is a universal recommendation.  


From: Luca Donaggio [mailto:donaggio at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:17 AM
To: Nathan Anderson
Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Full Screen Hotkey?

I think that any combination of CTRL+<hardware button of your choice> would
be a little awkward (CTRL is in the slideing keybord, other buttons are on
the sides of the device).
I would prefer an all-with-the-keyboard combination.

Luca Donaggio

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Nathan Anderson <nathan at andersonsplace.net>

Ctrl-f is very commonly used as Find.   Users are used to that.  But what
about something like Ctrl-Volume (up/down) key?   Or Ctrl-Camera Key.   That
way you aren't actually "taking" overriding a existing "used" key.  And it
could be used by pretty much any program that needed it w/o it being used
for some other hotkey.


-----Original Message-----
From: maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org
[mailto:maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of Eero Tamminen
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:21 AM
To: ext ds
Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Call for testers with N900 for vncviewer


ext ds wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 20.10.2009, 20:08 +0200 schrieb Cornelius Hald:
>> On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 15:01 +0200, ds wrote:
>>> I have no feeling for N900 at the moment. But yes, I have some
>>> feature requests left on garage, and as there is not too much UI it
>>> should not be a big deal:-)
>>> But first I want to have it running an the N900.
>> I got it working now :) Attached is a screenshot (in case the list
>> allows that).
> Thanks, at least my copy allowed it!
>> Getting the UI Fremantle conform should be straight forward, at least
>> it looks like that to me. If you need help there, just tell me.
> I got a message from maemo admin:
> After disabling the toolbar and switching to fullscreen mode there
> seems to be no way get out of full screen or getting the toolbar back.
> Can you confirm this? Is no Hardwarebutton bringing up the menu or
> toggle full screen anymore?

Correct.  I would suggest supporting additional shortcut like Ctrl-f as
proposed in another mail.

       - Eero

PS. User can switch to other apps by using the Ctrl-backspace shortcut for
the task switcher (or by launching Camera app with the camera button or
closing the application from the power menu "End task" button).
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