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Subject: Re: Making absolute point mode default

Re: Making absolute point mode default

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:04:57 +1100

On 26 October 2010 22:16, Thomas Martitz
<> wrote:
> So, I'm planning to make the absolute point mode default very soon after
> kinetic scrolling is in.
> <snip >

Amazingly I'm against this change (At least for a global change anyway).

I have a few requirements which should at least be considered before
changing the default to stylus on any target (I see no reason this
cant be a per target descision). (in no particular order)
1) the default WPS is fully touch enabled
2) There should be a touch enabled sbs but I don't see this happening
and it isnt a totally major thing)
3) if FM enabled, the FMS needs to be touch enabled (Ideally there
should be a standard cabbie fms, but this needs people)
3a) ditto rec screen
4) screens which arnt converted auto-configure themselves for grid
mode (with a splash saying "changed to grid mode")
5) When in grid mode, a simple overlay is drawn onto the screen to
show the boundaries. This has two reasons, 1) it helps new people see
what is happening, and 2) it makes people more likely to fix those
screens because it will look shit. This overlay can easily be done in

Received on 2010-10-26

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