#86 Mouse-only way to get in and out of fullscreen


Unless I'm missing something (please tell me if that's the case), mComix has two keybindings (F, F11) to toggle fullscreen mode, but the only way to do it with the mouse is to use the menu option. That means View > Fullscreen to enter, and then the even-worse <context-click> > View > Fullscreen to get back out again.

It would be nice to have:

  • A Fullscreen button on the toolbar
  • A "gesture" that will toggle the mode even when the toolbar is hidden (which it normally will be in fulscreen).

Many "viewer" type applications, including Totem and VLC, use a double-click on the canvas to toggle fullscreen. This binding is not currently used for anything in mComix.


Feature Requests: #103
Patches: #47


  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2014-05-14

    Double-click would actually be quite nice and intuitive, but as it turns out, MComix does some event handling on mouse-down and mouse-up, and information about double click is only available in mouse-down. Furthermore, double click actually sends an event "single-click" before it sends an event "double-click", leading to the page turning before double click is actually even detected. I will have to think some more about this.

  • Ark

    Ark - 2014-05-14

    There is a way at least in theory: When a click is performed, you have to wait until the double click time is over or a second click is performed. If there is a second click within the double click time, then it is interpreted as a double click, otherwise it is interpreted as a single click.

    However, in practice, there are two drawbacks with this approach: If you simply want to browse the book by clicking, you might click too fast and enter or leave fullscreen mode by accident. The other problem is that when you click to go to the next page, you have to wait until the double click time is over. This slows down browsing and makes you think that MComix is inherently sluggish (due to the perceived bad responsiveness).

    A fullscreen button on the toolbar should work fine, though.

    Totem, VLC and other players don't have this problem since you don't interact with them by clicking, at least not as often and not the way you might do with MComix or similar readers.


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