Improve the long-press input on each character

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Firefox OS
Gaia::Keyboard
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
2 months ago

People

(Reporter: Jean-Baptiste (djib), Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0
Build ID: 20141126041045




Expected results:

I think the long-press pop up menu on each letter could be improved to allow faster input.

Currently when I long press the letter "e" on a French keyboard, I see a 4x2 rectangle with many variants of e :
ë € ē
e é è ê

Though it allows me to input all the characters I need, I don't see it as a very efficient way to input letters.  I need to slide and stop very precisely on the letter é, è or ê according to my needs.

An other way could be to display alternative letter around the main letter.  Sliding roughly in the one direction would input the corresponding letter:

ë € ē
é e è
  ê

After long-pressing e:
* sliding right inputs a è
* sliding left inputs a é
* sliding down inputs a ê
* sliding up inputs a €
* other letters that are less common are available by sliding diagonally.
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(firefoxos-ux-bugzilla)

Comment 1

3 years ago
hello

this is a good idea.

And, do it the same for :
A (add @)
S (add $)
L (add £)
Y (add ¥)
E (add &) ?!


--
regards

Comment 2

3 years ago
I'll raise this as a consideration for the UX Frameworks team this week. Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(firefoxos-ux-bugzilla)

Comment 3

2 months ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.