9 votesAllen commented
Here's a mockup of "tall" mode, with the iMessage App Bar Hidden (to hide the toolbar, simply tap and hold the gray App Store icon, to the left of the iMessage textbox field, for 2 seconds).
It actually looks quite nice!Allen shared this idea ·
What you are saying makes sense, and would not be hard to implement. However the trick is to keep the configuration simple for the user. It starts to feel clunky when you are having to select layout and language separately.
One idea might be to have an “override layout” selector which if unset (the default) leaves behavior as now. If it IS set, that layout always takes precedence, and only the language changes when selecting by the regular mechanism.
How does this sound? It would be preferrable not to even add this one additional selector, but I cannot think of any simpler way.Allen supported this idea ·Allen commented
The "override layout" selector idea causing a selected layout to take precedence (and only the language changing) sounds like an awesome idea!
I think it would be very helpful to implement this.