Silly button [was Re: latest Android apk]

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Thu Jan 7 21:11:18 PST 2016

> On Jan 7, 2016, at 8:58 PM, Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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?

We are actually working on getting side swipe to do next and previous which
I find much more natural.

> 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?

That's weird. horizontal makes much more sense to me


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