Originally Posted by Geeky
Now what about opening that menu by default then. Thus the user needs one tap less. Or get the most used features separate icons, like Facebook got (which I don't use, so that's a waste of space in my case). What about switching between "dictionary/definition" and "translate" functionality? An icon next to the arrow (leading to the "edit" page) in the top/left would be cool. Or do I still need to close either, get back to the text, mark the word again, tap again to open the menu and select the other functionality? Or is it now possible to switch between them, keeping the marked word in the "clipboard"? I posted it in the request feature forum already, but I'd like to know if this was implemented? I noticed that they tend to give different results, sometimes complementing each other (f.e. one lacks a word the other got in its database). And is it possible to switch the marking to an adjacent word when I missed the right one with the first tap? Or do I need to tap X first and try again?
Opening the menu with all options (including Facebook, if you will) would be a nice improvement indeed!
As a french user reading a lot of english books, I tend to use the dictionaries quite a bit and find myself hopping back and forth between definition and translation. I can say that this is not implemented in FW 1.9.14 (you have to cancel and mark again), yet I would find it very valuable if the process involved was less tedious, i.e a way to switch from dictionary to translation and back was available. And while I'm at it with the dictionaries, I would also like a way to do cross searches, i.e invoke a dictionary, for definition or translation, from a dictionary page when a definition/translation is still unclear.
To your other question, once a word is marked, start and end indexes are available to extend the selection both ways, as well as a "hot" spot that you can use to move the selection across the page.
Last of all, I've been trying to get on the beta group to participate mostly on the localisation testing but without success so far. If someone knows the better way to join, I'm all ears (well, eyes really).