[BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?



  • I'm not sure about what I prefer. UT tweak tool allow to change very easily the width of the launcher. Maybe you could add to this app the possibility to choose the grid unit of the icons ? Or in the system settings ? Then everybody would be happy πŸ˜ƒ



  • @Flohack said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    @doniks swipe from bottom? What is that tell me more πŸ˜‰

    You definitely know it πŸ™‚ Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.

    In the browser you can open multiple pages (smt like long press the link, open in new tab).

    In the "phone" ui, you then swipe from the bottom to see a carousel of your open tabs to switch between.

    In the "desktop" ui, you see a tab bar at the top of your screen.

    No I did not have this behavior before. Like I said its not so nice now, as I canΒ΄t look at a picture in full screen anymore when I go to landscape.

    Ok, I'm wondering where the bug is ... It's a tricky one.

    Let me work from the assumption that the grid units on your phone should be adjusted (4 instead of 3 icons). Now it seems that the system switches to desktop mode based on how much space (diagonal?) there is. And it seems it uses different settings in portrait vs landscape.

    Now I wonder is the bug:
    a) the system should not yet switch your phone to desktop mode when in landscape with your adjusted grid unit setting. In your opinion @Flohack, does it make sense to be in desktop mode? Can you look at other apps and check what feels natural.
    b) telegram should have a better user experience when switching between phone and desktop mode. I have never used that app, @Flohack, what's your take?

    The Nexus 7 both with the out of the box setting and with my adjusted one:

    • in landscape I have desktop mode
    • in portrait I have phone mode

    I do like that behavior



  • @doniks It will not be good to switch between the modes imho. πŸ™‚ There has to be a mode lock feature similar to rotation lock feature if implemented that way, i think.



  • @RedXXIII Hopfully it will be done by changing the cfg file, as suggested. Then you could have it in both programs without making a mess. πŸ™‚



  • @hans1977se said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    @doniks It will not be good to switch between the modes imho. πŸ™‚

    Well, different people, different opinions πŸ™‚ I like how it does currently switch between the modes on the N7.

    There has to be a mode lock feature similar to rotation lock feature if implemented that way, i think.

    That lock is there already, ain't it?! Top right, in one of the indicators there is a toggle to switch.

    Also I remember there is a gsetting where you can configure it to be one of the three: phone, desktop or automatic. Maybe tweak tool has that as well?!

    @hans1977se said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    @RedXXIII Hopfully it will be done by changing the cfg file, as suggested. Then you could have it in both programs without making a mess. πŸ™‚

    Well, the "cfg file" syle configurability is there already, right?! The more interesting question for me is: what should the out of the box behavior be.



  • @doniks said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    Well, different people, different opinions πŸ™‚ I like how it does currently switch between the modes on the N7.

    No worries at all. :-)I mostly quite like different people with different opinions. As long as it's kept peaceful, i suppose. πŸ™‚

    @doniks said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    That lock is there already, ain't it?! Top right, in one of the indicators there is a toggle to switch.

    I only know about the rotation lock. I have not seen any mode lock.

    @doniks said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    Also I remember there is a gsetting where you can configure it to be one of the three: phone, desktop or automatic. Maybe tweak tool has that as well?!

    I think all configuration should be in some sort of text files, and then there can be as many configuration gui:s as people like. πŸ™‚

    @doniks said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    Well, the "cfg file" syle configurability is there already, right?! The more interesting question for me is: what should the out of the box behavior be.

    Yes, but it is apparently in the read-only part of the fs, and the suggestion is that it can live in /home/phablet for anyone who wants to change the default.

    I don't have any strong opinion about what the default should be, but only that it should be easy to change. I think phone mode makes more sense on a phone even if it is big, and then anyone who disagree can just tap away from the default to their own like. πŸ™‚



  • @hans1977se said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    @doniks said in [BQ E5 vegetahd] Change of grid units, scaling?:

    Well, the "cfg file" syle configurability is there already, right?!

    Yes, but it is apparently in the read-only part of the fs, and the suggestion is that it can live in /home/phablet for anyone who wants to change the default.

    https://askubuntu.com/a/846751 :

    gsettings set com.canonical.Unity8 usage-mode Windowed
    gsettings set com.canonical.Unity8 usage-mode Staged
    

    This is what I meant with "cfg file" style. It's not a literal file, but I think executing a single commandline is about the same complexity as changing a file. So it is not in the read-only part of the fs. Also I guess it shows that there can be as many gui's as people like to implement. tweak tool does have it!

    PS: I believe there is a third setting like Auto, Automatic ... as well.



  • @doniks I see. It's a bit difficult when several things are discussed at the same time. πŸ™‚ I thought it was related to the grid units and scaling subject, so thereby my comment was like that.

    Regarding configuration files. I find that way cleaner and makes it easier to understand what's going on, so i like that way better, but maybe not so much of a difference.



  • Hello i just want one precision. My E5 has receved the OTA 2 (very good job), but i don't see the new grid.
    is it normal ? This changement will make in the OTA 3 ?



  • @Math Hello, we did not yet commit anything to the stable updates. Probably it will be done with a configuration option, but not decided yet.

    BR


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