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FS#8904 - Improved interface functionality for virtual keyboard with scroll wheel targets

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Eddy (bascule) - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 17:58 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category User Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Modify the keymap for the virtual keyboard for the scrollwheel targets (ipod, Sansa etc.) to allow scrollwheel to move left/right instead of up/down and for that scrolling to wrap-around from one side to another, moving up or down a line at the same time.

Forum topic http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=16157.0 refers.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Glenn (DancemasterGlenn) - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 18:58 GMT
If this was implemented, could it also be made so that there is a constant cursor in the name/text being edited that will show where text is being input, that could be moved with the prev/next buttons? In this way one wouldn't have to "scroll to the bottom" to give the text focus and move said cursor around. In that setup the delete button would have to be changed, from a select when the text has focus (since it would technically always be) to perhaps just a long select. Or maybe (thinking ipod wise, at least) a long previous? Just throwing ideas around.
Comment by Glenn (DancemasterGlenn) - Friday, 18 April 2008, 00:37 GMT
In addition (as has been discussed in the linked forum topic), another change would be to split capitals, lowercase, numbers and symbols up into separate "pages" that could be toggled through (perhaps with a long press to next/previous, since a long select could still be used for delete, or just a long menu press, though we would lose the morse code switcher this way). In this way the top area would be decluttered, and easier to navigate.
Comment by Justin Hannigan (Chronon) - Friday, 18 April 2008, 19:37 GMT
The sorting of symbols onto pages is the job of whomever creates the .kbd file you use.
Comment by Glenn (DancemasterGlenn) - Monday, 21 April 2008, 19:37 GMT
I realize, but I was talking about the actual paging method, not the layout. Unless Rockbox can already make use of "pages" (can it? I brought it up on flyspray because I was unaware the feature existed).