Better tablet-pc support in kde-4
rodda at kde.org
Wed May 24 07:46:58 BST 2006
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:
http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/kdenonbeta/xinput/. This could be extended to
other tablets too...
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