When I opened the ticket, I had the impression that pressing outside the menu was currently doing nothing. Which a better test now shows is not true.
That said, since the menu covers an arbitrary portion of the screen and cannot be shifted, and since I am used to clicking outside of menus to close them in other environments, it…still seems like it would be my personal preference, anyway. In what situations do you customarily find it valuable to interact with the windows underneath while a menu is up?
First found while playing with xev, I press that circular arrow to get another layer and get endless key presses and releases of Cancel.
Then I closed xev and tried changing layers while top was running. top showed that it made the CPU usage go from 0% to 2% and stay there.
Pressing Escape stops it for whatever reason.
(Edit: 2% on the Xorg process, that is)
I started wondering whether shifting the arrows might be made to give the other arrows, which led to observing that the shift key doesn't latch while you're holding down another key (should it?), and that long presses of most letters bring up variants of those letters rather than repeating anyway, and this led to wondering whether I could hold shift with one finger and hold another key with another finger at the same time, which also didn't work…
I see that if I press keys, the menu shows me the set of menu entries that contain that case-sensitive text string. But that in itself doesn’t feel as easy as using touch or even the volume buttons. Is there something more to this text input?
(or go to a previous menu if it maintains a stack)
In my early Sxmo exploration, it seemed like I could never get the double and triple presses at all, so I pretty much gave up for a while. Now I basically use gestures and menus, and just the triple press to get out of screen lock. A somewhat slow triple press works for me now when I feel sure it didn’t before.
If sxmo had a user mailing list, I’d be interested in asking everyone how their buttons have been holding up, whether they’ve been periodically paying the twelve bucks shipping or however much to get new sideboards from China.
It would be handy. I see that the flashlight and autorotate entries show current state.
...which is listed in the USERGUIDE text.
There's another simple way to stop the window swallowing, launch as follows:
setsid -f xev
Cool! Thank you!
I’ve been avoiding cloning anything in my PinePhone era out of the dread expectation that merging will become a regular headache, but if everyone is doing it and no one is complaining, maybe it’s not a problem…