[etoys-dev] touch screen surprise
bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Mar 1 13:42:42 EST 2013
On 01.03.2013, at 19:13, "Harness, Kathleen" <kharness at illinois.edu> wrote:
> I agree, "authoring is always on" is one of the important features of Etoys.
> Does the new iPad OS also interpret "long click" this way?
No, because there is no concept of "right click" in iOS, it was designed for touch, not mouse interaction.
However, a long-click might be an idea for bringing up the halo in Etoys, indeed.
- Bert -
> From: Bert Freudenberg [bert at freudenbergs.de]
> Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 9:50 AM
> To: Harness, Kathleen
> Cc: etoys-dev at squeakland.org dev
> Subject: Re: [etoys-dev] touch screen surprise
> On 2013-03-01, at 14:51, "Harness, Kathleen" <kharness at illinois.edu> wrote:
>> Yesterday the ed team talked about what gesture would be needed for making the halo show.
>> Last in a conference poster session, a beginner held his finger down on a large touch screen monitor, very still and the object showed a shadowy square around his finger tip and then the Halo of Handles appeared, ready to use. The same thing happens on my Asus laptop Windows 8 touch screen.
> The OS interprets "long click" as "right click".
>> Now the problem is how to prevent them from showing is a finished project. I didn't see a Preference that would prevent the Halos from showing. And, I don't know if that would be a good idea since one of the things I talk about with students is that they can find out how something is done by opening a halo and then the scripts. Anyway, one problem solved.
> Not a good idea along the "authoring is always on" line of thinking ...
> - Bert -
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