Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

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JornadaGuy
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Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by JornadaGuy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:36 pm

I recently picked up an Acer A700 10 inch tablet with 1920x1200 display. I find that the default size of the toobar buttons on the Softmaker apps is too small. I have to be very precise selecting buttons in order to not select the wrong function.

Is there any way to make the buttons larger so that their touch targets would be easier to hit? I imagine this will be a real problem for those with 5 inch 1920x1200 phone displays!

Thanks

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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:26 am

Thank you for the hint! I informed the developers.
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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by JornadaGuy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:02 pm

It would be nice if the buttons auto-adjusted according to screen size and DPI but here should also be a user button-scaling adjustment as well to suit the preferences of the user which will vary with finger size. I don't have huge hands and fingers but they aren't tiny either. Somebody will really large hands would find the current buttons unusable.

There is certainly plenty of room. On my A700, even the edit tool bar buttons only take up about half of the available horizontal space.

I can provide a screen shot if that would be helpful.

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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by JornadaGuy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:06 pm

Interestingly, my mother uses Softmaker Android on her 7" Google Nexus tablet and has no trouble with the controls which seem better sized on that display.

Yes... she bought her own copies from the Play store. :-)

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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by Aldan55 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:56 am

JornadaGuy wrote: Is there any way to make the buttons larger so that their touch targets would be easier to hit? I imagine this will be a real problem for those with 5 inch 1920x1200 phone displays!
Thanks for raising this issue because i was also facing this problem.
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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by bdwood » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Just like to endorse this - I have a Sony Xperia Tab and the icons on the toolbar are very fiddly to use.

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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by JornadaGuy » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:31 pm

Is there any development going on to address this? It's been quite a while. Will a new "complete" SM Office for Android address this with a new UI?

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Re: Toolbar buttons TOO small on HD screens

Post by Jim-J » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:50 pm

Hi,

Our developers are already working on a better solution.
Jim J.
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