[etoys-dev] touch screen surprise

Bert Freudenberg 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:

> Bert, 
> 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?
> Kathleen

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:
>> Hi,
>> 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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