FTouchSL isn't a homescreen at all, although the pictures may imply that it is.Originally Posted by moster67
FTouchSL isn't anything. All there is, is a config tool with an option to turn it on or off, and make adjustments. FTouchSL makes EVERYTHING finger friendly with kinetic finger scrolling.
So no longer do you have to fight with scrollbars. Simply flick your finger up or down to scroll. It works on tabs (flick left to right). I tested it with the default contacts program, the Start Menu icons, messaging, Internet Explorer, etc. It all just works.
The only thing it changes is the way "normal" finger friendly apps work. It is wierd and hard to explain... but it actually is for the best. I'll give you an example:
Using S2U2. If you do a quick swipe, the Slider does nothing (because it is trying to scroll using FTouchSL). BUT if you keep your finger there for 100ms (a 10th of a second) you'll gain control of it and you can then swipe it.
Now you may say, "Awww it breaks the touchscreen"... but it DOESN'T. Like I said it is "weird". It seems to only do this in "normal" finger friendly apps, like S2U2 and iContact. Any other program like Internet Explorer, Messaging, Contacts, etc.... if you tap, you will select the item you tapped.
The reason I said it is actually for the BEST... is because using the Manilla2D homescreen or other finger friendly app... sometimes you "accidentally" tap something you didn't... and launches something you don't want launched.... But now, you just push your finger on it for a second to select the item.
The program also has an EXCLUSION list... for apps like Opera where you don't need to use it.
It's awesome. Ok/Close buttons are instant taps, scrollbars (if you want to still use them) are instant taps, selecting is a tap, OPENING a program is a 100ms hold (a 10th of a second).
I highly recommend this program. It is truely awesome. Gone is the day where I need "special" finger friendly programs for contacts, email, messaging, calendar, etc.
I like running lean as far as installing programs, and this saves me from having extra programs installed that aren't really needed.
[NOTE: And as of right now, I don't have Manilla2D installed. I wiped my Epix again because I screwed it up... and I'm going to see if I really want to use it or not. I like simplicity. While Manilla2D is awesome, I don't personally think I want to use it. We got it almost completely working and runs pretty much bug free. There is a layout problem still with the Music Library in the NEW XML... that I once fixed in the OLD XML... but got lost when we switched over to a different XML.