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robbe
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for buttons? Reply with quote

Hi,

I searched the forum quite thoroughly, but could not find an answer to my question (and no documentation either). Please forgive me if this question has been asked a million times before.

Is it possible to use the touchscreen of a palm (eg. to create virtual buttons)? In the scripts that came with Clicker, the only elements are play/pause/fwd/rew-buttons at the bottom of the screen. But could I create individual buttons which trigger individual events?

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Robbe
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for butto Reply with quote

Strictly speaking you cannot. The only true buttons are the ones already on the screen and the hardware buttons on your devices.

Remaining functions should be put in menus.

It is, however, possible to show a bitmap on the screen and request absolute pen position events. I do not recommend this solution, however, as it wouldn't be compatible across different devices (most of which don't have touch screens)

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[quote="robbe"]Hi,

I searched the forum quite thoroughly, but could not find an answer to my question (and no documentation either). Please forgive me if this question has been asked a million times before.

Is it possible to use the touchscreen of a palm (eg. to create virtual buttons)? In the scripts that came with Clicker, the only elements are play/pause/fwd/rew-buttons at the bottom of the screen. But could I create individual buttons which trigger individual events?

Regards,
Robbe[/quote]
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robbe
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for butto Reply with quote

Hi Jonas,

thanks for your quick response. Do you know any script that utilizes the method you mentioned (show bitmap and trigger events by pen position) so that I could have a look at the code?

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Robbe
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for butto Reply with quote

Nope. I just know that someone's doing it that way (or at least mentioned wanting to do it).

What, exactly, is it that you want to do that requires buttons on the screen?

With a Palm device, you could also use the on-screen keyboard and bind commands to the keycaps.

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Jonas

[quote="robbe"]Hi Jonas,

thanks for your quick response. Do you know any script that utilizes the method you mentioned (show bitmap and trigger events by pen position) so that I could have a look at the code?

Regards,
Robbe[/quote]
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for butto Reply with quote

Dear Jonas,
[quote="salling"]What, exactly, is it that you want to do that requires buttons on the screen?[/quote]
I am trying to find a remote control for my Mac running eyeTV displayed on a telly 10m away. (No line of sight for using the Elgato remote, unfortunately). And I don't like menus. My Palm has a large screen which could easily fit enough buttons needed for most tv functions. I kind of thought it would be easier, after seeing the perfect iTunes clicker scripts.
[quote="salling"]With a Palm device, you could also use the on-screen keyboard and bind commands to the keycaps.[/quote]
Thats a very good idea. If only the keys of the virtual keyboard were larger.

Thanks for your time,
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie Question: Can the Palm touchscreen used for butto Reply with quote

Similarly, you could bind commands to the "Jot" area. I don't know what else to suggest, given that you don't like menus. ;-)

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[quote="robbe"]Dear Jonas,
[quote="salling"]What, exactly, is it that you want to do that requires buttons on the screen?[/quote]
I am trying to find a remote control for my Mac running eyeTV displayed on a telly 10m away. (No line of sight for using the Elgato remote, unfortunately). And I don't like menus. My Palm has a large screen which could easily fit enough buttons needed for most tv functions. I kind of thought it would be easier, after seeing the perfect iTunes clicker scripts.
[quote="salling"]With a Palm device, you could also use the on-screen keyboard and bind commands to the keycaps.[/quote]
Thats a very good idea. If only the keys of the virtual keyboard were larger.

Thanks for your time,
Regards,
Robbe[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: absolute pen position Reply with quote

Hi,

I think I might be the person looking for the absolute pen position use in the scripting. Is this something that has been implemented? I could not find any reference to it in the scripting library.

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Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: absolute pen position Reply with quote

Sorry. My bad. Such a feature is not available (yet).

(and sorry, Andrew, for possibly getting you needlessly excited; yes, it was you I was thinking of in my previous post)

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Jonas

[quote="druuka"]Hi,

I think I might be the person looking for the absolute pen position use in the scripting. Is this something that has been implemented? I could not find any reference to it in the scripting library.

Thanks,

Andrew[/quote]
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