Ticket #1310 (reopened task)
Handheld mode: rotation, activity switching, and key-map
|Reported by:||gnu||Owned by:||Eben|
|Keywords:||Cc:||walter, christianmarc, jg, bemasc, homunq, rharrison, dupuy, mtd, mstone, mikus@…|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:|
When the laptop is in ebook mode, at any of the standard Sugar screens, every accessible button is inoperative. You can't start an application, can't stop one, can't pick a wireless hub, can't share an activity. You can rotate the screen (using the backlight button), and you can power off the device (usually inadvertently). But both sets of cursor keys are ignored! You are forced to open up the laptop to e.g. get into the book reader.
It's unfortunate but excusable for an individual application to be deaf-and-dumb when in ebook mode. In a transformer-hinged laptop, having the window manager & main user interface in this state is crippling to the usability of ebook mode.
It's either a UI design problem, or a UI implementation problem. Is there a UI defined yet for the main sugar screen using just the cursor pad plus the four symbol keys?