Re: New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

Josh Kennedy

I detached my tablet and was using it for a bit tonight, and had no issues with the double taps and stuff. just practice with it, you'll get the hang of it.

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On April 26, 2017 17:45:15 "Gene" <gsasner@...> wrote:

I don't use such devices but I would suggest experimenting with the time between taps.  Changing the interval may affect performance.  You indicated that keeping a finger on the icon improves performance.  This may be, in effect, interfering with how the device gauges the time between taps and may be improving performance for that reason.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

two useful commands are control alt r for recent screens, and control alt n
for notification screen. to review the screen press alt plus up down left
or right arrow keys. to activate an item hit alt enter. to long  press, hit
alt shift enter.

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On April 26, 2017 5:19:30 PM "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...> wrote:

> Thank you for that information. Could you send me any tablet specific key
> commands to:
> 4carolyna@...
> Thanks.
> Bye for now,
> Carolyn
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> if you use the keyboard, the escape key is back, and home is f1 and
> settings is f3.
> On 4/26/2017 4:09 PM, Jeremy wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> First let me just say that I do not intend what so ever to start any
>> arguments as to what platforms might be better,  but my experiences so
>> far with this new tablet haven't been good at all. It was my hopes
>> that perhaps updating tb might fix some of the issues I'm seeing so
>> far, but it hasn't done much for being able to navigate around this
>> thing.
>> Beyond that, I'm hoping that perhaps something is faulty in the
>> hardware, but either way, here is what I'm having issues with, so
>> perhaps someone with more experience can help.
>> As soon as I got the tablet this morning, I followed the instructions
>> here for starting tb. I'm familiar with using this two-finger gesture,
>> as I'd used it before on other devices, but I unfortunately wasn't
>> able to get it to work right away. I ended up locking and unlocking
>> the screen, as was mentioned here previously, using one finger to
>> flick up and then using the two-finger gesture again. After a little
>> bit tb came up talking and took me to the tutorial thing as I'd expected.
>> It was here that I started having a lot of problems. First, the double
>> tap gesture seems to be very difficult to register. From what I can
>> tell so far, the other gestures such as flicking aren't as bad, but no
>> matter how slow or fast I try to double tap, it always seems to
>> register it as me just touching the item once. I noticed that it's a
>> little more reliable if I keep one finger on the item I want to
>> activate and then use another finger to double tap, but this isn't
>> always consistent either.
>> Another real gripe was actually making it through the setup process.
>> One area specifically that I got stuck in was the one where you can
>> select your wireless AP you wish to connect to. I'm not quite certain
>> if it was the flick gesture screwing up, an issue with that part of
>> the interface, or whatever, but I ended up in an area where the name
>> of an AP here close to me was being repeated over and over and over.
>> As soon as I'd use the arrow keys on the keyboard or a flick right
>> gesture to try to jump to the name of my AP, I would get the sound
>> from tb that something else had been refocused and it would jump back
>> to somewhere else on the screen. Once I'd made it to the name of my
>> AP, I tried to quickly use the double tap to activate it, but once
>> again, it failed. I ended up having to use a mixture of the arrow
>> keys, enter key, touching the screen to find stuff that I couldn't
>> focus on with the keyboard and the flick gestures to make it through.
>> Once I'd made it through setting up the tablet, I was able to go into
>> the apps icon on the bottom and locate the play store icon. Through
>> using explore by touch, flicking and the keyboard, I was able to
>> locate the search button and do a search for talkback. I'd also been
>> somewhat familiar with this process from older devices, so I already
>> knew what to expect as to installing/updating it. Once I'd updated it,
>> I noticed that the navigation sounds had changed, but I'm still having
>> major issues with actually moving around through the UI. This is where
>> I'm hoping that maybe something is jacked up with the screen, as to
>> why it's hard to register a double tap, but if not, I'm not quite sure
>> I'd call this usable at all. I'll also note that in the little I've
>> been able to play with higher end devices, such as the s7, I didn't
>> seem to have issues with gestures like this.
>> For anyone else who might be thinking of purchasing this, please keep
>> in mind that it doesn't seem to have dedicated hardware buttons for
>> back and home. For those familiar with some of the phones that
>> actually have a home button you can feel, this makes it quite easy to
>> re orientate yourself back to the home screen if you're stuck or
>> whatever. While the tablet does have buttons going along the very
>> bottom of the screen, back, overview, home, volume down and volume up,
>> it appears to be necessary to use the double tap gesture to activate
>> these, so that means it's stupidly hard to get them to work.
>> I then decided to locate the settings app and see if there were any
>> preferences I might could change to help, which leads me to my final
>> problem. I checked through everything I could find, accessibility,
>> checked the TTS, looked at the TTS's speech rate, whent back a bit and
>> turned down the brightness on the screen, pressed back on the keyboard
>> to go back into the main settings again and poof, I completely lost
>> speech. It didn't appear that tb had crashed, as I still had the
>> navigation sounds that tb used when I used flick or the keyboard to
>> move, but the speech from the default google TTS that comes loaded was
>> completely gone. I tried to lock and unlock the screen which didn't
>> work, so I ended up holding down the power button for like 30 seconds
>> and everything was shut down. Luckily for me, when the device came
>> back up, I had speech again. I've thought about purchasing another
>> TTS, as one reason I tried it was for being able to use eloquence, but
>> I'm honestly a little worried with what I see so far from what I
>> assume is crappy hardware.
>> I'd really hoped that the 80 bucks I put into purchasing this little
>> beasty would be enough to give me an idea if a higher end device such
>> as a phone would be something I'd like changing to, but so far as I
>> can tell, I'm not pleased at all.
>> It was here that I was hoping that perhaps it's just me, something
>> screwy with the hardware that could be fixed, or that perhaps someone
>> else had ideas on stuff I could try.
>> Hope everyone is well.
>> Take care.

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