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Feature #6108

Visibility and panic hot keys

Added by Tails over 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:

Description

All those hotkeys do not need to be available from Tails Greeter.

Klondike hotkey

Add solitaire, vanilla clone identical in appearance to Windows standard.

Nobody finds it odd or suspicious that someone is playing klondike.

Would be handy to have a hotkey, something like meta+k to start or switch to klondike.

Which one?

Quick benchmarking for that:

  • vgacardgames: didn't manage to start it. It asks for mouse configuration. I gave up quickly.
  • aisleriot: GNOME, asks for 21,4 MB of additional disk space. It looks quite different from the Windows version. There seem to be a "Card theme" option but selecting it in the menu doesn't trigger anything. In Squeeze, it's part of the gnome-games package. In Wheezy, it has it's own package.
  • pysolfc: asks for 19.7 MB of additional disk space. It comes with 100 card games and I guess we could make it lighter somehow. The look is quite heavily customizable and I managed to make it look pretty much like the Windows version.
  • kpat: asks for 14.1 MB of additional disk space. It can also be customize to look quite much like Windows and the full-screen version is nicer (centered).

Next things to do

  1. update packages sizes to have the .deb size, not installed size
  2. decide which one to install
  3. how to bind a key?
  4. preload at startup?

Low-contrast hotkey

An extremely low contrast screen setting that makes it difficult to read the screen without sitting directly in front of it.

This could possibly be enabled from the More Options pane of Tails Greeter, just like the WinXP Camoflage option is.

Along with this, a special hotkey that toggles the low contrast screen setting, in an emergency.

But that's low-priority.

Font resizer hotkey

A simple gconftool script that instantly changes all of the fonts to size 6, again making it difficult to read the screen without sitting directly in front of it.

This could possibly be enabled from the More Options pane of Tails Greeter, just like the WinXP Camoflage option is.

Also a special hotkey that toggles the font resizer in an emergency.

But that's low-priority.

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Starter set to No

#2 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from visibility and panic hot keys to Visibility and panic hot keys

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