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Author:  pnm  [ Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  new number pad?

After some suggestions from user nailhouse (thanks [love]), I'm thinking of putting in a number pad like the one shown below.
It'd appear after clicking in a cell, and stay open (closing only after clicking the 'X').

What do people think?

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Author:  eclipsegirl  [ Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

I will admit it has driven me nuts that the number pad disappears after I use Bold or insert an operation in the no op puzzle on Sunday.

I like this idea.

Author:  beaker  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

would you have to click on the "x" every time you filled a cell or just when you have finished the puzzle?

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

beaker wrote:
would you have to click on the "x" every time you filled a cell or just when you have finished the puzzle?

You'd click on the X to make the number pad disappear.

Author:  jaek  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

I do the majority of my solving on my phone. A 9x9, not to mention a 12x12 or 15x15, gets pretty small when the full puzzle is displayed. Adding a number pad to the side would further compress the display laterally, so I would be in favor of preserving the current 'floating' number pad.

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

jaek wrote:
I do the majority of my solving on my phone. A 9x9, not to mention a 12x12 or 15x15, gets pretty small when the full puzzle is displayed. Adding a number pad to the side would further compress the display laterally, so I would be in favor of preserving the current 'floating' number pad.

I'm thinking the new number pad will become the new default,
with an option to keep the old one in your account settings.

I've put some new number pad code online now, I need 2 or 3 volunteers to
test it out, any takers? [love]

Author:  beaker  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

I use my iPad a lot to enter solutions......so would be willing to volunteer for this experiment [smile]

Author:  jaek  [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

pnm wrote:
I've put some new number pad code online now, I need 2 or 3 volunteers to
test it out, any takers? [love]

I'll do it.

Author:  pnm  [ Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

Ok, a first version of the new number pad is enabled now for beaker,
jaek, and nailhouse.

I'm guessing it's not ready yet for the no-op puzzles (and maybe others).

Thanks, & let me know how it goes.. [smile]

Author:  nailhouse  [ Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new number pad?

It works well for me. I was able to solve today's puzzles (android tablet), quicker than before.
Also for the sudoku, although I didn't finish that one.

As the testing phase is meant to find issues that can be improved, i've tried hard to find some:
- putting on 'bold' on a cell that has numbers filled in using the pencil makes that cell empty.
- when in pencil mode, there are 2 'x' s on the screen. Of course I did chose the wrong 'x' when trying to turn pencil mode off.
- appearing of the new number pad is animated; for me that is unnecessary (and loss of time).
- the layout of the puzzle is no longer completely 'smooth'; I'll try to email a screenshoot.

So: very well done. I hope you will keep it this way.

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