Bug 1055026 - Lacking Menu Icon and touch screen, Scroll Feature
Summary: Lacking Menu Icon and touch screen, Scroll Feature
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 20
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-18 04:48 UTC by Eloe Eem
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:33:22 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Eloe Eem 2014-01-18 04:48:57 UTC
Easy way to make gdm user friendly for tablets and small devices: 

Future Feature Suggestion for Gnome default display manager.

1. Not a bug, but definitely a very simple software enhancement that will make the default gdm environment more user-friendly for Windows-oriented users.

In order to view program icons, one must click on the ACTIVITIES link in the top, left corner of the desktop.

Enhance this: add left-edge touchscreen recognition, and mouse click recognition, to the entire left edge, so that all program icons expand to fill the screen. This would open a side-scrolling display of all program icons that can be finger scrolled SIDEWAYS like on android or a M$oft 8.1 Metro screen.

short-stroke from screen left edge ==> open program icon slideout.
long-stroke from screen left edge ==> cycle through open applications, like ALT+TAB.

short-stroke from screen right edge, automatically open settings panel.
long-stroke from screen right edge, cycle through open apps in the opposite order.

Intiuitive mousepad or touchpad options should emulate the touchscreen functions.

This suggestion continues the trend of making gnome friendly for devices, tablets, and touch-screens.

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