Suggestion: left handed mode

A feature I’d like to see in Hopscotch is:

the ability to have a left handed mode in the editor, essentially swapping the drag and close buttons.

I’d use it for this type of project:

I’m left handed and scroll with my right, and I end up accidentally deleting code from scrolling up and grabbing a block by accident.

Here are some examples of Hopscotch code that could be improved if we had this:

None, this is an editor suggestion

Here is an example design I’ve made:

Swapped drag and open/close buttons.


Alternatively, all blocks are switched to the opposite side

I’ve seen something similar in another programming languages, it looks like this:

I have not, most languages I’ve seen are text based or use a mouse, so this is pretty exclusive to hopscotch

Any thoughts on this?

  • I like the idea
  • Idea needs improvement
  • Not needed
  • No opinion/accidental vote

0 voters

  • I would use this
  • I would not use this

0 voters

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Yes! I love this idea! I would definitely use it!

I’m also left handed (I use my right to scroll and code with my left) and I accidentally delete things all the time!

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I like it, it would be confusing/take some getting used to for the second option in my opinion though

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This is a good idea

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cool! I feel your pain lol, hence why I wrote this.

I agree, I just included it just for a second example

Thank you!

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Yes!
I am left handed and it’s pretty useful if we had this!

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I’m not left handed but I’m sure this would really help left handed people.

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Great idea! I’d definitely use it… i scroll with my right hand and i always end up moving blocks.

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i like it, but im not right handed, so i would not use this idea

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Another solution to this problem would be to ban left handed people

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ok…

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Maybe instead of left/right side grip bar, THT can put the grip on the TOP of blocks! That’d be cool.

It’d fix the whole left/right hand situation

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Oooh great solution. quote me

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It would be very good, if arabic/hebrew/other rtl language was added to hs.

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I second this idea, even though I’m :arrow_right::raised_hand:'d.

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I like the idea, it would be helpful to most left-handed people.
And did you know there are approximately 708 million left handed people? And a lot of those people are kids who use Hopscotch.

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I still think this is the best solution.

One grip on top of the blocks to make it easier for right and left handers.

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I too am left handed
Left hands are better

In the 2nd image, all the block grabbers (hamburger buttons) are suddenly misaligned. They all have different X positions on the screen. It would be more helpful if they were also on the other side. However, that’s further away from my left hand, so I may choose to keep right handed mode on.

HS needs to revert to the old update where you can grab blocks from anywhere (or at least an option for it) no clue why they even have those block grabbers, it always messes me up.

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Or… we can just

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@Petrichor we should start now

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