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Title: turn nano upside down
Post by: patagon on June 20, 2006, 10:50:49 PM
Hi,

I have big fingers and find holding my nano uncomfrotable (holding and accesing the click wheel that is). However if I could turn it 180 degrees, so that the headhpone cord is up, and the screen is below the clickwheel, that works really well. is there an option to turn the screen and controls 180 degrees?

thanks
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: that_asian_guy on June 26, 2006, 04:56:12 PM
nope. it's possible though
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: patagon on June 26, 2006, 05:31:46 PM
thanks for the reply. I hope someone who knows about this considers doing this...people with big hands, try holding it upside down. your hand holds the ipod better and your big finger (sorry, dont know the englih word...I think its thumb) controls the clickwheel easily, without blocking the screen (at least thats my case, my hands look pretty normal).

there are some nice decals that cover all the ipod (invisible shield like) and have a clickwheel cut out with labels, so I guess one could stick that upside down and have labeled controls...unfortunately I cant find the place where I saw this.
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: Llorean on June 26, 2006, 08:04:24 PM
Many of our ports already have the feature to flip the screen, but in their cases it's a feature of the LCD. It's quite doable for the iPods, but nobody's done it yet. It will probably be done before release though, since of course we like to keep features consistent across all targets where possible.
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: patagon on June 27, 2006, 09:41:57 PM
thanks ;-)
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: travishayes89 on July 03, 2006, 09:59:28 AM
you know what would be nice, an option to flip pacman so lefty's can easily play it, also so people who play there GAMEBoys and PSP's all the time can play this easier (with directional control pad on the left instead of right) although it would also require flipping the controls x-axis and y-axis, a lot of work to get a screen and control flip to work on pacman, but i am confident that it can be done, just not sure when.
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: Llorean on July 03, 2006, 10:04:49 AM
Are you left handed?
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: travishayes89 on July 05, 2006, 12:16:30 AM
yeah, and i play my playstation some, so you can see which thumb is quicker from conditioning
Title: Re: turn nano upside down
Post by: Llorean on July 05, 2006, 02:57:24 PM
Just as a note, you may not have noticed, but if you turn the whole iPod upside down, you can play just fine like that.

Also, I'm left handed, and don't really find it any more difficult to play Pacman at least with my right hand.