Better tablet-pc support in kde-4

Hamish Rodda rodda at
Wed May 24 07:46:58 BST 2006

Hi David,

On Wednesday 24 May 2006 04:57, David Nolden wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> I'm thinking about what would be necessary to make using a tablet-pc with
> kde more comfortable, and many things come in mind.
> I'm thinking about writing an applet to simplify navigation using the pen,
> and maybe make it somehow possible to use pen-input for authentication in
> kdesu and kwallet(by signature-recognition).

Sounds good if you can make it work.

> But except those, there's also a few things that have to do with the
> kde-core and would help a lot:
> 1. It should be possible to move the vertical scrollbar to the left
> side(for left-handed tablet-users). I know there's already a switch to put
> everything to the other side, so adding support for that should not be hard
> to implement.

Possibly using QWidget::setLayoutDirection() on the scroll area alone might 

> 2. It should be possible to move the menu and the toolbars to the bottom of
> the window.

Menu would need support in QMainWindow iiuc.

Toolbars are already configurable by the user.

BTW, I wrote a control panel module for configuring and calibrating Wacom 
tablets, although the config api back then wasn't really good enough for me 
to release a decent version.  I read that things were changing in the api 
area recently.  Anyway, the code is here:  This could be extended to 
other tablets too...

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