anyone use F-Droid apps on a notebook (with keyboard and mouse)?
I wish to buy a Pinebook. I have no Google account.
Is somebody actually using (not only testing) those Apps with keyboard and mouse (no touchscreen)?
Can you write a few sentences about the experience?
I use my tablet with a keyboard (no mouse). The experience is so-so. For example, hot keys in Fennec work only in English layout, some keys work only when a particular widget is focused, etc. Some apps like SkyTube don’t support playback control keys (though one would expect this from a media app). Some apps (e.g. Termux) show useless on-screen controls, duplicating some hardware keys.
The bottom line: developers don’t test apps with hardware keyboards. Expect bugs and annoyances. But if you need to type text (even small amounts), hardware keyboard saves a lot of time.
F-Droid and the apps are not designed for keyboard yet.
My app “The Light” is probably the only one adapted for keyboard.
The Pine64 and Raspberry pi are similar projects.See here
I ran F-Droid using Android x86 for a bit about 4 years ago. The F-Droid app itself was one of the most fiddly ones but not totally unusable. Others like K9 were great.
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