Maps and YouTube drive me nuts sometimes closing out of them
Mon Jul 24, 2023 4:10pm

Neither can just close. They go into that little mini window that you can move around the screen. I'm guessing so you can do other things while keeping it up on the screen. Which, sure, if I had a large screen that could work but when I'm looking at a tiny screen I don't think I've ever found those mini screen helpful ever. There's just not enough screen space to display anything useful. I'm thinking for YouTube it's because they require you to pay premium to continue to stream minimized and this is a hacky work around to keep playing while 'minimized'.

Anyway... rant aside. I agree. I wish there was a revamp of touch screen controls. They evolved quickly and are relatively new. It wouldn't hurt to change things up a bit to make things easier to use. (The exact opposite approach of introducing new changes to built in programming language libraries :) )

  • That would be a good way to do it... - Puckdropper, Wed Jul 05 2023 4:12pm
    As your core team sees more and more common modules being written or used, they look for things to add to the core extensions. In some cases, the developers would love to volunteer their code to the core extension team, under the same terms as the language itself. No conflicts, it's just a gift. ... more
    • Maps and YouTube drive me nuts sometimes closing out of them- Erik_, Mon Jul 24 2023 4:10pm
      • Windowed content just doesn't work on Android. - Puckdropper, Wed Jul 26 2023 2:07pm
        The screens are all too small, and even for a smaller Windows Tablet, windows just don't really work. I ran everything maximized with 640x480 displays, even 1024x768. Although, by then you could conceivably have two windows open. Maps is especially inexcusable. I often use it for the hard parts,... more
        • Heck, I still run things full screen on 1440x900 - Erik_, Wed Jul 26 2023 5:58pm
          You hit the nail on the head with all your complaints for the small windowed apps. They're just not practical on screens that small and they most likely never will be unless they replace the all content of the window with a button to maximize the app. haha I'm so bad at touch screen/pad gestures. Just... more
          • What works really well is widgets. - Puckdropper, Fri Jul 28 2023 4:52pm
            Basically things designed to display content. Weather can be summed up in a little 1" square area, as can what music is playing, etc. But those things aren't intended for interaction, just display. I only use the touch pad when I can't avoid it. I got my first "modern" laptop with a touchpad for... more
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