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Old 06-01-2015, 09:35   #46
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Re: Touch Screens and Tablets

I updated the wiki today with a link or two and some minor wording changes in the Touchscreen and Tablet section. The only significant change I made was to delete this description from Dave, because since posting it he has split the features into two checkboxes instead of one. I tried to capture what he said in my own summary. If anyone has any objections to this deletion, you can edit accordingly. But please do not revert to prior versions, because it will lose the other small changes that I made:
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Here are Dave's original Release Notes:

242: This is a first cut on a Touchscreen/Tablet user interface. The idea here is to have one checkbox in options->Display to enable this mode, and thus avoid lots of fussy user configurable items for individual behaviors/actions. In other words, just "do the right thing" when enabled for Tablet/Touch systems. (NOTE: For v4, the one-checkbox feature was split into two separate checkboxes: "Enable Touchscreen Interface" and "Tablet Scaled Graphics Interface")

The code was tested on an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet, in both portrait and landscape display orientations.

The changes include the following:

1. Increase toolbar icon size.
2. Increase context menu text item size.
3. Increase selectable item sizes for several common dialogs.
4. Optimize several common dialogs for screen rotation, i.e. landscape or portrait.
5. Touch stuff:
a. Route Create workflow: "Done" by clicking toolbar "Route" icon, or normal context menu.
b. Toolbar navigation items (e.g. Zoom/Scale) are available during route creation.
c. Chart drag (a.k.a. swipe) is available during route creation.
d. Routepoint/Waypoint edit by drag is supported.
e. Increase pixel select radius, to allow for finger tip selection of routes/waypoints.
f. Single-click behavior:
-Does not ever move chart.
-Selects Waypoint for subsequent dragging
-Shows popup info for Routes and AIS targets.
-Shows Tide/Current dialog.
g. Move chart by drag/swipe.
h. There is no notion of "rollover" in Touch/Tablet mode.

There are some dialogs that have not yet been adjusted for font size, so they is on the TODO list.

The UI is a bit different when using a mouse in Touch/Tablet mode, but still useable I think. This would not be a normal mode of use, unless maybe you have a Bluetooth mouse to use occasionally with your tablet.

I don't consider this Beta to be the last word on the subject of Touch interfacing. There is a lot to consider and learn here. I welcome detailed comments on this new interface mode.
On this Beta, Touch/Tablet mode is a composite, intended for 7-10" Win 8.1 Tablets, and not desktop-sized touch screen laptops.

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Re: Touch Screens and Tablets


something from CES in very small form factor. Not tablet though.

CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick Runs Windows for $149 | PC Perspective

The Linux version for 89$.
Just needs a monitor (TV set) with HDMI and USB power.

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New Android app to link OCPN

Hi all. And first of all, Happy New Year!! and of course Fair Winds!!

Ive been away for a while due to family illness etc... but hope to be back on a regular basis once Ive catched up on whats been happening here.

Ive found a very promising Android based app by the name Vectir,which
connects to your laptop by WiFi. You just finger tap the OCPN functions,or use the mouse pointer which I find a little sluggish presently but is under improvement. Zoom in/out by finger-pinch. Move map in all directions with finger slide. Seems to work very well. Also includes facilities to browse the PC file directories from your tablet or use your tab as a wireless mouse for your laptop.

You can download the two components here:
Vectir - IR, WiFi and Bluetooth Remote Control, Mobile Phone PC Media Player Controller

One for the Android device,the other for your Windows laptop.

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