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4ev

4ev

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Mobile is great, but it could be much better.

In my opinion, the
biggest thing holding mobile back
is the control interface. Currently, you have to use both hands to attempt to do things similar to PC, but due to how
the panel jumps from the left to the right depending on which interface you have open
, there are limitations.

Another thing that is lacking is a
good way to swap from left clicks to right clicks
, without the need for the delay of holding down to denote a right click.

Therefore, my suggestions are as follows:

First,
change how the GUI is split on the left/right
depending on which interface is open. Instead
make the interface itself permanently on the right (or left) side
of screen, with the tab selections (inventory, prayer, magic book, etc.) permanently on the side in 2 columns (slightly spaced out to prevent mistaps).

Additionally, add
tap to ...
buttons near the tab interfaces. For example, there could be a
tap to right click button
, which when pressed, would default all other taps to right click interactions instead of left clicks, bypassing the need to hold for right clicking if the player doesn't desire that (
now allowing instant right clicks
without defaulting to right clicks). These could all be hidden similar to the shift drop. I would prefer these to require 2 fingers to use, instead of turning on/off, allowing the user far more control over what they were doing (make tap on/off or hold to activate an additional option setting).

Hopefully I explained my vision well enough, feel free to let me know if anything is unclear and needs to be explained better; and of course any constructive criticism is welcome, per usual.

Rough visualization of general idea:
I'd want another button for tap to right click, on the left side.

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10-Aug-2019 16:50:20 - Last edited on 24-Jan-2021 15:59:33 by 4ev

4ev

4ev

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TL;DR

So in summary these are the proposals:

1.
Add an option to make the
tab selections on one side
, and the actual
interface on the other
, as seen in the picture above. The tabs could be as they are now, or on the
right/left
.

2.
Add a new button,
tap to right click
, allowing for instant right clicking, using both hands.

3.
Make the
tap to ...
buttons have a toggle option to make them
press to ...
or
tap to ...
depending on the user's preference.
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10-Aug-2019 16:50:30 - Last edited on 23-Jan-2021 16:49:05 by 4ev

VasaTekVesp

VasaTekVesp

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I'll support it, but I don't see the point in it like at all. It was never supposed to compete with PC gaming. PC gamers will always have it better and mobile will always be slower. But maybe that's just because I only enjoy TRIHARD PvM. I'll just take your word on it that others would enjoy this and support the idea. Quit bitching about the problems you created by spite voting.

11-Aug-2019 02:44:25

Torrcs
May Member 2021

Torrcs

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Support, the interface split to opposite sides of the screen is annoying and a bad design choice. I should be able to navigate my interfaces with one hand not having to use both.

03-Jan-2020 16:11:28

Skatinordyin
Aug Member 2018

Skatinordyin

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I completely agree maybe making setting to change icons from right to left in setting for right/left handed players but exactly what I'm think would be a huge improvement to osrs mobile.. because I'm a mobile only player I currently don't have a pc so any pvm or pvp I do has to be done on mobile and just want it to be alittle more mobile friendly! Amazing idea... ppl everywhere on mobile are talking about this....;) †…†…†…†…†…†…†Skatinordyin†…†…†…†…†…†…†

17-Jan-2020 00:11:48

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