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Which button configuration would you like to see?

Option 1 - See below
3 (7.3%)
Option 2 - See below
3 (7.3%)
Option 3 - See below
32 (78%)
Other (please specify)
3 (7.3%)

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2010, 06:44:58 PM »
I retract my previous choice.

I would like this.

sleep = power off
single short press home = home
long press home = menu
double press home = back
vol up / vol down = vol up / down.
mute is an extra one (configurable).

This method would benefit everyone. (easy to use, works with all models including itouch etc...)

I also found that there is a button remapper app on android.
Would that work for idroid, or is it translating the presses on a more fundamental level?

I also retract mine! This sounds like a great idea! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2010, 09:38:02 PM »
I retract my previous choice.

I would like this.

sleep = power off
single short press home = home
long press home = menu
double press home = back
vol up / vol down = vol up / down.
mute is an extra one (configurable).

This method would benefit everyone. (easy to use, works with all models including itouch etc...)

I also found that there is a button remapper app on android.
Would that work for idroid, or is it translating the presses on a more fundamental level?

I also retract mine! This sounds like a great idea! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Likewise! I love this!

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2010, 05:20:50 AM »
sleep- power
single press home- home
double press home- menu
vol up / vol down- vol up / down
Software Buttons = Call/Send, End call, back, rotation lock (if possible), mute


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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2010, 09:15:22 AM »
Right, but the fact is you are now inventing buttons, double press home, short press home, etc, are not hardware buttons, so that would be a software implementation as well. When we are so limited with buttons, do you really feel the need for dedicated volume buttons? I mean Android phones have about 6 hardware buttons + volume buttons, since we're limited to 4 including the volume buttons I feel like we should prioritise. Don't most of us have volume buttons on our headsets now anyway, those could control volume instead as we're unlikely to listen to music without a headset.

I opened the poll up so people can change their cast votes of they want to. I think you all voted hastily without considering the options.

The software buttons are in the drop-down status menu, takes about 3 seconds to invoke just one of them if you don't have graphics acceleration.
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 05:11:26 PM »
OPTION 3 NAO!!!!
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2010, 05:19:13 PM »
OPTION 3 NAO!!!!
+100 on this.

I think we can all have a soft button for Home and Menu rather than have double click, long hold, etc which will take more time to implement... (unless those who want it do the implementation...)
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2010, 01:51:31 AM »
would it be possible to add an app where the user can decide what buttons do what?

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2010, 12:07:20 PM »
Oh, and another thing, all of the buttons have long press functions as well, e.g. home long press on Android would bring up an app switcher.
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2010, 09:07:27 PM »
would it be possible to add an app where the user can decide what buttons do what?

Not easily. The whole Input system in Android seems hard-coded and crazy.

I'd like to point out that Home+Hold will always generate the Power keypress. It's senseless to map it twice.
(I'm referring to the button on top as Hold.)

Thus, I'd say:
Power = Power
Volume = Volume
Hold = Back
Home = Menu

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2010, 09:57:16 PM »
would it be possible to add an app where the user can decide what buttons do what?

Not easily. The whole Input system in Android seems hard-coded and crazy.

I'd like to point out that Home+Hold will always generate the Power keypress. It's senseless to map it twice.
(I'm referring to the button on top as Hold.)

Thus, I'd say:
Power = Power
Volume = Volume
Hold = Back
Home = Menu
Let me just clarify, when ricky26 says hold, he means the sleep button. :)
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 07:15:52 PM »
Not easily. The whole Input system in Android seems hard-coded and crazy.

n00b question?
couldnt you just somehow edit
system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl
?

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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2010, 07:20:01 PM »
Not easily. The whole Input system in Android seems hard-coded and crazy.

n00b question?
couldnt you just somehow edit
system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl
?
Yes you can do that. But what ricky26 means is about double presses, long holds etc.

Holding the Home button will always bring the recent apps menu, holding the menu button shows the keyboard. Etc
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Re: Vote on button configuration
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 10:53:32 PM »
Not easily. The whole Input system in Android seems hard-coded and crazy.

n00b question?
couldnt you just somehow edit
system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl
?
Yes you can do that. But what ricky26 means is about double presses, long holds etc.

Holding the Home button will always bring the recent apps menu, holding the menu button shows the keyboard. Etc

okies. but that means, that if someone had time to spare, they could write a ui to change button assignments... low priority though :P