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GUI for configuring non-graphical feedback

asked 2015-02-25 21:29:32 +0300

lakutalo gravatar image

updated 2015-04-17 20:28:12 +0300

There are many requests found on TJC where users would like to have additional vibration feedback or acoustic feedback, sometimes more , sometimes less. Basically, all of that as already existing effects, is handled by the non-graphical feedback daemon ngfd. Editing and creating configuration files there without breaking consistency is not easy, though.

It would be great to have a GUI, where all of those settings could be managed straight forward. A bit of guidance and help, to create, edit and store configuration, and to reset to default settings easily.

Or maybe some documentation as a first approach.

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I also think this is a much needed functionality. Especially non linux users will have problems with config files and dont want to go deep into system folders. It should be part of the settings app though. Keep everything centralized. Maybe as patch collection?

PatsJolla ( 2015-03-01 19:39:13 +0300 )edit

Well I would go into the config files but mostly it is not clear what the options are in which file due to the lack of documentation. Really. For an OS Company there should be more focus on helping your developer base.

sm-jolla ( 2015-03-06 15:46:59 +0300 )edit

As I said in the other comment, comprehensive documentation would already help a lot.

lakutalo ( 2015-03-06 16:09:08 +0300 )edit

@lakutaloOr any documentation at all. ;-)

MartinK ( 2015-03-06 19:21:54 +0300 )edit

In a positive way of thinking you could call the comments in the files documentation. :)

lakutalo ( 2015-03-06 19:33:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-01 21:31:56 +0300

M.Bln. gravatar image

You can use "situations" app to handle more event based responses... Although it would be great to have situations natively integrated it works as app as well.

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Thanks for your suggestion. I know Situations and I use it already for one or another event. On the other hand, what I was talking about is changing feedback behaviour in configuration files in /usr/share/ngfd. It is one level deeper at OS layer, handling basic settings of how and when to use which type of non-graphic feedback.

lakutalo ( 2015-03-01 22:48:58 +0300 )edit

@lakutalo: I agree with you. Editing of /usr/share/ngfd is the way for some of UX powered users, but unfortunately it will be reseted by an update. All it would take a small adjustment in the phone settings (some Fine Tuning). For instance, I want to turn off all the vibrations except the keyboard.

cocovina ( 2015-03-02 11:01:56 +0300 )edit

Comprehensive documentation would already help a lot since I am trying to sort it out for some enhancements.

lakutalo ( 2015-03-02 11:19:17 +0300 )edit
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