Windows 8 multi-touch gestures don't work in Stellarium

Bug #1165754 reported by Andreas Mischke on 2013-04-07
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Vladislav Bataron

Bug Description

Stellarium 0.12.0 - Problem: zooming on a tablet is difficult to handle

On a tablet with Windows 8 it is not possible to use multi-touch gestures for zooming (or rotating). They just do nothing in Stellarium.
The tablet is an Acer W510 (if this matters).

A workaround is ending fullscreen mode, bringing up the Windows desktop onscreen keyboard and use it for zooming (nothing you want to do again and again).

Another option to solve this would be to add buttons in the lower button bar to zoom in and to zoom out. They could be made optional like the buttons for showing nebula images or mirroring the view (flip buttons) which are controlled by checkboxes in the configuration / navigation window.

Changed in stellarium:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Keatah (keatah) wrote :

Sooner or later stellarium is going to need to conform to the simplified tablet interface.

I suggest two separate interfaces here. One rich interface for the desktop and a dumbed-down interface for touch devices. Either that, or make it a switchable option in the config.ini file.

One thing that would be disastrous would be making it a touch-only interface. Check the complaints for windows 8 and apple iTunes version 11. Just not a happy thing.

Changed in stellarium:
status: New → Confirmed
罗佳伟 (luojiaweil) wrote :

Also, it will be better if check boxes for disabling auto-hiding tool bars were added. It is possible to disable auto-hiding tool bars now, but it is just very difficult to be done on tablets.

Changed in stellarium:
importance: Medium → Wishlist

Well, all that has been requested was adding two buttons in the lower tool bar to zoom in and out.
To do this should only be a very small effort and would make Stellarium usable on tablets.

I hope this small change will make it into the product in the near future as this would be a vast improvement for Windows tablet users.

Changed in stellarium:
assignee: nobody → Vladislav Bataron (baratosha23)
milestone: none → 0.13.1
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) wrote :
Changed in stellarium:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in stellarium:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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