Alternate menu panel: questions concerning usage and settings
In v4, the "floating" alternate menu panel was introduced. I like it a lot because position is much better to reach with thumb when mobile is operated one handed. Neither here in help system nor in forum nor in documentation, I was able to find information on:
- How can I trigger seconday actions of buttons?
In bottom/side panel bar, it works via long pressing a button (see e.g. https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/using-long-click-for-right-panels-buttons-for-starting-a-function-without-an-additional-menu#comment-112809) but in "alternate menu panel", long press opens config of "alternate menu panel". That's maybe worth to change to the same system as in "quick settings", so long press "becoms free" and can be used for secondary actions of buttons.
- Can I configure the panel somehow?
Based on the anser, I may open an idea:
a) Add possibility to define a few more tiles to get rid of the side and/or bottom panel which is very uncomfortable to reach in one handed use (see https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/28029-v4-gui-improvement-by-offering-more-freedom-of-panel-placement and/or the video)
b) Add setting for panel to not appear centered on screen but "pushed" a little more down (analogous to existing "shift map cursor"), so the top left item is easier to reach for right handed use (left & right inverted for left handed use). Could also be a possibility to move the panel on screen and it recalls the last used position.
- How can I trigger the panel?
Only way I found is adding the according button (flash icon) into side/bottom panel.
Based on the anser, I may open an idea to open it by gesture – I'd love to use it like a gesture pie menu, i.e. to long tap the screen and move up/left/topleft/... (and maybe hold a moment to avoid unintentional calls) to do both at once, open the panel and also trigger the function in the tile of the according direction, similar to Firefox addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/easygestures-n/?src=search etc.
- What's the idea behind the X in the center?
Closing the panel is possible by tapping anywhere outside the panel and also by device's back button, so a "closing tile" is redundand.
Based on the anser, I may open an idea to change "close panel" to be just one option in "change" menu like Share, Settings etc. which allows a) to place close button wherever user like it most and b) to use the tile for an actual function. Of course, when gesture pie menu (see 2) is implemented & used, the center tile shall better have no function to avoid unintentional triggering that action by a slightly too long tap.