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Post 1 made on Thursday March 6, 2003 at 03:27
GregoriusM
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Daniel mentioned somewhere that the screen size looked like it was about 6.5", I assumed he meant on the diagonal.

With my PC screen set to 1152 x 864, if I go here, the iPronto remote control panel shown looks to be approx. 1/4 the size of a 6.5" screen, which would be a 1/4 panel that the iPronto uses.

I know you can expand each panel to full screen, but why have a 1/4 panel view if each view is too small.

Okay, I can see having a small view of an outdoor camera, or a camera in your babies room would be cool in one corner, but isn't this primarily a remote control and web browser?

It seems to me that the screen needs to be a whole lot bigger than this to be able to us the browser while leaving the remote control panel on-screen.

Personally, I would like them to change the ability to have a half-screen, divided either vertically or horizontally.

If you have your screen res. set the same as mine, try pushing the buttons on screen and see if you can do it with you finger. I'm thinking the stylus will be almost a necessity to use the iPronto.

IMHO.

Daniel: Has this been your impression?

... Greg
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Post 2 made on Thursday March 6, 2003 at 08:23
Zephyr007
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GregoriusM,

I'm not entirely sure that I understand you but here is my answer anyway.

The 1/4 of the total panel view that you are talking about is the upper left 1/4 of a device page. Where you would put the most common buttons. The other 3/4 of the page can be revealed by pressing the arrow button in the corner. It does not shrink the total device page to 1/4 of it's origional size, so the buttons will remain the exact same size either way.

With some programming/layout skill you could easily mimic a 1/2 page or 3/4 page effect.


I noticed that after I went back to read my above post that it's damn hard to explain without showing the software at the same time, so It makes sense.


Hope this helped, but it probably didn't. I can't figure out what it says and I wrote the damn thing!
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Post 3 made on Thursday March 6, 2003 at 10:47
Anthony
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greg, the editable area on a Pronto (get rid of the home, macro, device buttons) is about half the 6.5, so at least from a diagonal point of view, they are comparable. but I don't think that they are the same shape, assuming the ipronto is 4x3 that will give 5.2x3.9=20.28 in area, also the Pronto is around 2.4x2.2=5.28 =.21 square inches that are lost.

Basicaly each 1/4 should be about the same size as a Pronto screen (and since the Pros screen is a bit smaller, it might actually be bigger), so you should be able to fit about as much as you fit on a Pronto in a quarter screen.
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OP | Post 4 made on Friday March 7, 2003 at 16:45
GregoriusM
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Thanks.

I was writing that early in the morning, and just couldn't figure how a person could use with each quarter being so small.

But if they are rougly the size of a Pronto, then it's looking pretty good.

Now I'm excited again!

G.
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