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Zing Air Plug-in ergonomics

grummangrumman Member Posts: 11
edited April 2015 in Wishlist!
My first adventure into the Zing world finds me temporarily handicapped with use of only one arm. As cutsey pie as those little rotary knobs for adjustments are, it sure can be difficult to spin them up and down. I have spent some time in GUI aspects of various developments and if I was going to do it with knobs (and I have), I'd also either locate simple up down arrows next to such knobs, include easy keyboard options OR be sure to create some user selectable SKINS for permanently handicapped users who really and often desperately seek options.

It's not hard to create a GUI for a plugin like this, so maybe some optional styles could be explored someday?

Other than that, it is pretty simple to use. Just sayin'.......
Post edited by SBryanW on

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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 9,632
    @grumman - I empathize with you...sorry to hear that you are having challenges. If you are going to suggest program changes, fixes, or updates, they have a category of their own - Wishlist!, so you can put them there so they might be noticed. But don't hold your breath waiting, the list is long and old.

    The knobs work by clicking them and then using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,179
    Actually, just moving your mouse up/down will change a setting. You don't have to try to rotate the knob. And, if you click on any knob in that window, then you can use your up/down arrow keys on your keyboard to change the setting, as well. Hope this helps.
    Sandy McCauley
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  • grummangrumman Member Posts: 11
    If I could use a traditional mouse right now, that may be the answer. But losing use of a dominant arm left me wanting immediately.

    Perhaps an equally important enhancement for this is in the dialog window where you set program zero. If I designed that window, there would be 3 small arrow buttons in each of the four directions. The buttons nearest the center would be set to fast, the next out to medium and the last to slow. Another defaults window (wrench button) would allow user to set each speed mode to the desired default.

    The rotary knob could stay to only allow adjustment of the fast buttons. Again, the existing dialogs should be left alone for those who like it and very simply, allow a skin or skins to be optional gui variables.

    Ya,,,, I'm being picky. :-)
  • dedethomdedethom Member Posts: 32
    I agree with grumman. Why not making it like the one for the Maxx Air.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,179
    @grumman, have you tried out Zing Speak yet? You might prefer using that since everything would be activated by voice commands.
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit
    Need help with your KNK? Visit this link: http://knkusa.com/contact/
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
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