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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: [tiny new feature proposal] by default space between "close window" and "restore/maximize"

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 09:35:43 +0200
On Thursday 31 May 2018 08.27:45 deloptes wrote:
> Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> > Maybe a new theme for touch-screens? Like I said in previous post I use
> > crystal theme and have no problem with icons as they are.  Or are you
> > talking about something else?
>
> There is more to touch screen than just a theme - virtual keyboard at
> least?
>
> regards

Depends on how much "automatic" you want/require. I prefer "not automatic" to 
an automatic that fails.

I've set up a nice "Tablet/notebook"  (Toshiba Z20T) with Debian and TDE.

I use "Smooth Blend" as windows decoration with a 46 pixels button size. The 
icons are not the prettiest (I'd prefer "laptop" but they don't scale) but it 
works.

I use "onboard" as virtual keyboard with a button in the panel to start it 
when needed. Onboard does not appear automagically but then it does not 
either clutter my screen when it wrongly "thinks" I need it as I've 
experiences with other virtual keyboards.

Linux does not seem to have palm rejection, so I wrote a small tcl/tk app that 
let's me stop touch when I write (note that this requires an *active* pen, 
which anyway is the only thing that really lets you write correctly).

Desktop icons are at 48, toolbar icons at 22.

With these settings I use TDE on a touchscreen, and the Z20t let's you 
separate the screen from the keyboard and use it as a tablet ( *AND* the 
keyboard has my favorite track point :))

So, while there is certainly room for improvement, I'd say that TDE *is* 
usable with a touchscreen if you are ready for some compromises.

Regards,

Thierry