ok, so I realise that the on-screen keyboard probably isn't the most critical piece of software for the duo, but after messing around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that onboard, the ugliest of them all, is probably also the best. Florence has some weird behaviours that make it very difficult to use in an auto-complete context (ie: typing a web address or using a search engine, which is what I'm usually doing with it). Onboard also gives more immediate access to the F, navigation, and num-pad keys without them always taking up valuable screen space.
What I'm finding out is that onboard is very modifiable through text files and editing SVGs. I'm going to work on getting it to look decent over the next week and see how it goes. Since this is sort of beyond 'Inspiron duo setup,' I'll post a new thread on the moblin board when I get some stuff figured out, and I'll put a link to it over here if anyone shows any interest.
Well thought I would give everyone an update. After playing with UNE 10.10 for 8 hours I decided to ditch it. Does anyone else think that interface is way too buggy/slow? I was getting so frusrated so I switched to MeeGo for a while. I got all the codecs, touchscreen, and everything working. Even has a killer onscreen keyboard. (Minus the no enter button? WTH? Who builds a keyboard without an enter button) I mean this keyboard even pops up when you point to a textbox! Freaking amazing. I still miss ubuntu I am thinking about slipping back a version and trying that. I have read reviews stating 10.10 inteface wasn't ready. What are your thoughts?
sorry for the multiple posts using ie 9 and it is also not ready for prime time. I can not find where to delete them???? Sorry about this Mods
I have a docky dock on the left side for an application list and launcher with 60px icons, intelle-hiding (when the active window overlaps, it hides. I'm also using an oversized, auto-hidden gnome panel for my sys-tray, applications menu, and a few other launchers. I have the system and fire-fox font sizes majorly enlarged for my viewing pleasure. Got an emerald window decoration theme with oversized buttons... got my corners setup for workspace expo and window switcher...
It takes some time, but gnome can actually be set up as a pretty good touch environment. The only thing that could be better now is that the scroll-bars are a little tough to grab, but you get used to it, after a bit.
Even though screen rotation doesn't work, Document Viewer, E-Book Reader, and Picture Viewer can all rotate their content, which are the main apps I want in portrait mode anyway.
UNE isn't quite right yet, but Ubuntu can be tweaked to a good touch interface, no problem.
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