Go, Forth & Multipulley: How can Jolla optimise the pulley?

asked 2015-04-12 16:26:44 +0200

rdmo gravatar image

updated 2015-04-30 01:39:21 +0200

tl;dr One-edge pulleying seems arbitrarily limited and two or more pulley menus per given edge seems similarly better.

There's the pulley menu with three items whose items users can define.

There's the single item Close all long-press pulley menu. Please make this more useful by adding choices like a mute toggle, audio recorder or two or three user-defined choices.

For the two screens, pulleys in all four directions could be present following a long press. This could satisfy perceived needs for greater user empowerment on the device and wouldn't interfere with current interface implementation.

Pulley menus needn't be limited to one menu per screen edge. That is to say, two or three pulleys can sit side-by-side along each edge and remain comfortably accessible by a thumb-pull gesture. The hidden pulley edge highlighting could contine to be brightest/most lit in the centre of each pulley menu's edge widget. Example features that can fit a multipulley setup:

Style removal, or rather style on/off toggling in web pages and certain QML content, to enforce a simpler, text-centric GUI on the device, to satisfy the needs, requirements and casual huffy puffy we-once-paid-several-minutes-of-your-salary excessive whims of the interested customer.

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  • Brightness control Display pulley menu item.
  • Custom rocker function quick configuration shortcut.
  • Read/write Email pulley menu and items.
  • Video editing pulley (menu items to enable users to cut, mix and concatenate multiple videos by frame on a timeline)
  • Current view style rules (text/css|text/qml)
  • Toggle fixed/dynamic graphical orientation
rdmo ( 2015-04-12 21:32:57 +0200 )edit

I often "activate" the pulley by accident when I try to close a window or lock the phone. It would be nice to have a small deadzone or something near the edges of the screen to make it harder to accidentally open a pulley menu.

Tobbe ( 2015-04-13 01:47:52 +0200 )edit
  • Pulley config pulley menu, Pulley lock/unlock, Pulley menu edit...
rdmo ( 2015-04-13 07:11:41 +0200 )edit

Option for haptic feedback for pulleys only.

Tobbe ( 2015-04-13 13:04:50 +0200 )edit

Sounds similar to the Ubuntu Mobile top pull menu thing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmQuVcYLSXE @5:20)

r0kk3rz ( 2015-04-15 23:28:07 +0200 )edit