Usability with end turn button

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Lga
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Usability with end turn button

Post by Lga » October 15th, 2019, 1:19 pm

Hello,

First post her though I have been playing BfW for years (off and on) and lurking in the forums for some time as well..

I am wondering if I should post here or in the user forum. Forgive me if this is not the right place. The usability issue I have is revealed by playing on a tablet (android port in this case) but related to the UI.

I have taken to play on a tablet, mostly on the subway. Since the 'end turn' button sits on the bottom right, I find myself quite often unvoluntarily brushing it with the palm of my hand when making a move and ending the turn prematurely.

I know that I could activate an option in the config file to get a confirmation dialog but since my tablet is not rooted, I can't access it without reinstalling everything and loosing my current game.

Would it be possible to move the option to the gui preferences?

Alternatively, I would favor moving the button somewhere else. I don't think it is used enough to deserve such a premium placement.

Does anybody have a thought on this or could suggest something?

Best,

Lga.

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Re: Usability with end turn button

Post by Pentarctagon » October 15th, 2019, 11:45 pm

The thread for Android support is here.
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Re: Usability with end turn button

Post by Lga » October 17th, 2019, 8:04 am

Hello,

I will ask there since I am playing on Android. However, the underlying issue is not specific to Android. Playing on IOS or on a Windows 2-in-1 in tablet mode will also have this problem.

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Re: Usability with end turn button

Post by Soliton » October 17th, 2019, 12:41 pm

The position of the end turn button is defined by the current theme. At least one other theme comes with wesnoth AFAIR. You could try that.

Otherwise you or someone else could make a theme that better fits your needs. There is for example the "Combat Information Theme" available as an addon. I think it doesn't change the end turn button position though.
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Re: Usability with end turn button

Post by josteph » October 17th, 2019, 11:59 pm

Soliton wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 12:41 pm
There is for example the "Combat Information Theme" available as an addon. I think it doesn't change the end turn button position though.
That's correct. The Combat Info Theme doesn't change anything in the right-hand sidebar, except for showing the damage histogram when the mouse is over an enemy unit.

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