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[Request] [Jolla Tablet] horizontal pulley menus

asked 2014-11-19 18:36:19 +0200

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updated 2014-11-19 19:47:18 +0200

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Pretty simple. I popose to create new UI element for landscape orientation. It's like regular puley menu, but it's located on left or right sides of the screen, and when you pull it out, vertical list of menus appear. Although it would lose functionality of selecting menu with one finger pull, but regular pulley menu will look akward on big screen

PS just to clarify, i'm talking about design in general (for menus in tablets), and about Sailfish UI element (Qt) in particular

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answered 2014-11-19 18:44:00 +0200

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I think that already exists, look at IRC (app), for example.

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no. it does not. It's custom made element. I'm talking about builtin SF UI element.

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 18:46:43 +0200 )edit
  1. It's not a pulley menu - pulling does not select anything, just an overlay.
  2. It creates clutter with glowing sides all over.
  3. Not very pleasant to use.
nodevel ( 2014-11-19 18:46:52 +0200 )edit

and also in IRc a i remember it's just another screen. Here i'm talking about small menu, maybe 5cm wide. Look at Gallery in Jolla. In landscape mode i you touch the screen on time, menu appears on the left side. Something like that. But it should be builtin UI QT element

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 18:51:23 +0200 )edit

@nodevel 1. you pull, you get menu. Name does not really matter. 2. why is that? does pulley menu creates clutter? 3. current implementation is better for tablet?

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 18:54:01 +0200 )edit
  1. It seems like you didn't get the point of pulley menu: Menus you describe (that appear by pulling/gesture) are in many apps on Android. The crucial thing of pulley menu is the selection process - you don't have to reach anywhere on the screen (unlike in the IRC overlay) which is perfect for one-handed use.
  2. Why is that? Seriously? :) Look at this picture: Who is supposed to remember what is under each glowing indicator?

  3. I disagree - moving thumbs up and down does not differ much on phone and on the tablet and it would create inconsistency. I agree there are some changes needed for this form factor, but it needs to be consistent with current gestures.

Anyways, this is a purely academic discussion - Jaakko Roppola has a clear vision for Sailfish UI and I'm sure he would not allow such inconsistency :)

nodevel ( 2014-11-20 13:44:45 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 18:48:53 +0200

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I don't think it is a good idea, as it would interfere with switching between pages (back and forward gestures).

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hey, it's just an UI element for devs to choose, use it or not. You don't put pulley menu in every app and every screen, do you?

virgi26 ( 2014-11-19 18:56:52 +0200 )edit
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