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ghostyjack
07-28-2010, 08:14 AM
I'm getting a tablet PC and EPUBReader would make for a nice, light-weight reader for my books.

Unfortunately it seems to be a bit difficult to use with just a finger (or a stylus). Is there any way what you could incorporate a means of using a touchscreen for navigation?

Maybe add buttons to display the next page as well as the next chapter, also if you reach the end of that chapter, the "next page" button should automatically load the next chapter.

Maybe some form of gesture controls?

Also having a button to view in full-screen mode would be useful as well. I know you can press F11 in Firefox to display in full screen mode, but this is not very user-friendly with a tablet PC.

Speaking of buttons, why is the preferences button only available when you have launched a book? Seeing as they are global options used for all books, wouldn't it make more sense to have in in the library?

Dave_S
07-28-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm getting a tablet PC and EPUBReader would make for a nice, light-weight reader for my books.

Unfortunately it seems to be a bit difficult to use with just a finger (or a stylus). Is there any way what you could incorporate a means of using a touchscreen for navigation?


Since EPUBReader runs in Firefox you *may* already be able to do what you want with the Firefox touchscreen add-on.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1250/

mikelv
07-29-2010, 05:56 AM
I'm getting a tablet PC and EPUBReader would make for a nice, light-weight reader for my books.

Unfortunately it seems to be a bit difficult to use with just a finger (or a stylus). Is there any way what you could incorporate a means of using a touchscreen for navigation?

Hi ghostyjack,

I put your request on the change list. I think that more and more people will use computers with touchscreens so the demand for another type of navigation will rise.

Did you already try the add-on mentioned by Dave_S? If so, it would be great, if you could post some feedback.


Speaking of buttons, why is the preferences button only available when you have launched a book? Seeing as they are global options used for all books, wouldn't it make more sense to have in in the library?
Good question :). The reason is, that I wanted to give the users the possibility to make changes right after they opened a book. Otherwise they would have to change to the library first. Perhaps it does make sense to give access to the preferences from the library too. I'll think about it.

ghostyjack
08-03-2010, 08:29 AM
As I don't at present have a touch screen PC to try it on, I can't tell you how good it is. As soon as I do, I'll give it a try.

In the meantime I'll see what it's like with a mouse.