Silly button [was Re: latest Android apk]

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at
Thu Jan 7 20:58:36 PST 2016

On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 11:18 PM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 09:50:50PM +0100, Henrik Brautaset Aronsen wrote:
>> 5. jan. 2016 16.46 skrev "Dirk Hohndel" <dirk at>:
>> >
>> > I'll repeat - the only patch to the button that I'm interested in is the
>> one that
>> > disables it.
>> It looks like that silly button is back in the latest build on Google Play
>> (
> Yes it is. After interesting discussions with the human interaction
> designer in the Plasma team I decided to bring it back as it does really
> improve the interaction. The idea is that if you hold your phone with one
> hand (as most people do), the top two corner where the menu and context
> menu buttons are, are the two hardest to get to spots on the screen.
> So the action button is actually a much more convenient way to access
> those menus.
> "But I don't like change!" I said. And so we agreed to have both - the
> menu buttons in the top corners which people are familiar with, and the
> action button in the lower center, for people who don't want to dislocated
> their thumbs.
> I've played with this for a while yesterday and I think I can get used to
> the action button - it does really make things easier. But you can safely
> ignore it and use the traditional menu buttons if you prefer.

Could we add prev-next dive actions to the action button? Up and down.
This would still allow people to scroll normally, but one could also
go through the dives this way?

I am also still thinking that normal swipe up and down could lead to
next and previous dives. If it is possible to scroll up or down when
swiping, do that first. However, if we already are at the e.g. bottom,
allow one to swipe to the previous dive. Does this make any sense?


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