[Kde-mobile-users] kmail-mobile / N900 - first impressions

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Jun 15 09:44:32 CEST 2010


Am Donnerstag, 10. Juni 2010 10:25:58 schrieb Rolf Offermanns:
> On 06/09/2010 04:35 PM, Björn Balazs wrote:
> > On Wednesday 09 June 2010 12:11:33 Rolf Offermanns wrote:
> >> - The "actions" slider is unintuitive. It looks like a slide-out button,
> >> but in fact, you have to pull and push it.

> > What do other people think of this?
> >
> > How does it feel after some time of useing it?
> It still feels wrong. In fact I don't think there is anything close to
> this kind of UI concept: A "menu" kind of thing which you have to draw
> open.

I've noticed the drawback that if you use the left thumb to slide stuff in,
you sometimes cannot just slide it in with the left thumb, because the "flap"
reached to much to the right. 
I guess I would not have a problem with the flaps if their left side would be 
a button which does the slide in and slide out work.
On the other hand if we only wanted to allow slide in, there is no reason to 
show the flap as large as it is.

> - I think the "new window to write email" design does not fit the rest
> of the concept. I did not notice the opening of the new window and was
> looking for some sort of "back" or "cancel" button. Only when I clicked
> the task-switcher (what's the right name for this thingy?) in the top
> left corner, I saw that I was in fact in a new window. I expected the
> new mail dialog be more like the rest UI, e.g. all other stuff slides
> aside and the new elements appear. More like in the "read email" case.

I guess that the big advantage of having a new windows to read emails is
that you can open several of them and it is easier to assemble content from 
several sources, like looking up three other emails while the window to write 
on email stays open. So I like the idea in principle.
Of course the assembly case could be solved in a different way.

> Talking about the setup dialog. At the moment it is possible to scroll
> horizontally and once you shifted the dialog elements "out-of-screen"
> there is no way to get them back into view other than closing and
> reopening the dialog. Same behaviour in akonadiconsole.

Did you try the left and right "arrow" keys?

> I am not complaining, just listing the things I noticed.

Wonderful, thanks for the feedback on this alpha-version.

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