On Oct 4, 2012, at 11:06 AM, rakeljuice wrote:
you’ll completely pi** off people like me, who have enormous (multiple) screens, and a finely-honed sense of which window is where and how large it is.
Thank you Waltd. I dont catch your sense at all… I dont understand the meaning of “you’ll completely pi** off people” and the meaning of “finely-honed sense”.
If you’re presenting me with something in a browser, I consider the browser to be mine – positioned in a particular part of my screens, set to a defined size (never full-screen), and I never visit twice sites that monkey with that relationship.
I can see how your application is totally different, and my prejudices don’t apply here. It’s completely possible (bordering on likely) that such an appliance would have a full-screen mode already – if I were designing such, I’d probably make it the default. Since it’s not a computer, the desktop metaphors don’t apply, and it makes sense that such a device would have a different metaphor entirely – centered around “channels” instead of “sites” or “URLs”.
As far I understood you, you mean that if you work in large and multiple monitors (so you have at least 2 screens per computer), the web will be over all these screens. I work with at least 2 screens per computer, and I can understand the situation, but…
the web I am making is not a web. Is a TV Channel!!
Noted, I understand now.
So what I need is not to see the browser, because it is thought to be used not from a computer, but from a smart TV.
Do you have such a device handy to test with? I don’t know what the normal behavior is in the device you’re targeting, I was speaking only of the traditional PC/Mac desktop browser.
When you enter a TV Channel you dont see a browser. I need this behaviour.
But as this TV Channel is web architectured based, and we have to work with it, it would be fine if I could have a button when you enter that says “see full screen” and you click to have full screen.
The same movie full screen view that you can get with flash when you click a button, and you have other to close, is what I was asking for.
I hope I made me understood.
Yes, I get it now. I am not sure if this problem is one of being able to preview on your Mac what it will look like on the target device, or whether this is a mode you have to switch into on the Smart TV, and you need to know how to get a site to do that.
I am sorry if my earlier comments misled you – if you have this device, is it possible to post a screenshot of how it looks now, and if you have any examples of other channels that exhibit the desired behavior, can you post links to those? I frankly have no idea how these channels might work, but some detective work could prove instructive. There may be a meta tag, like the ones in iPhone Web Apps, that tell the receiving device to hide all the chrome and act like a single-screen application.
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