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MissRancher
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎11-10-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Context Menu Equivalent?

Does the tablet have anything that would equate to a context menu, like when you press the Menu button on a BlackBerry and you get the option to Close or whatever else you want to add? I want to add some configuration options but without having a button on the screen to get there....

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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Context Menu Equivalent?

I dont believe there is a hardware button on the device for universal popup menu like there is on regular BB phones.  I suppose you could listen for a "finger down" for some amount of time to then display a menu to select from. 

 

You could also have a hidden button that becomes more visible when the finger is near it (tween the alpha based on distance from mouse down event, and dissolve away after 2-3 seconds).

 

Think like iPhone/iPad, etc.  You could swipe your application to reveal preference choices.  No buttons.

 

It would be nice to have a common way to reveal preferences since that might be a bit of a learning curve for end users to figure out the N number of ways preferences can be shown.

 

$0.02.

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jjackson
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-14-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Context Menu Equivalent?

So far to me it looks as though a swipe down from the bezel is going to be a standard way of accessing a menu. Left, right, and bottom all do something, but top doesn't. Long presses are built into air like an android.