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  1. Crayola keyboard doesn't have F4

    My son's Crayola doesn't have any function keys (F4). Maybe CTRL+ALT+DEL could be used to close program? This would help out greatly! Thanks.

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    • More complex key-combis required to deactivate

      This is a requirement, if not put in place then this is not safe. Let's go by experience here, my 3 year-old was 'smashing' less than 30 seconds and the app closed prematurely enabling him to shutdown Visual Studio, and everything elese for that matter, reutrning to the Desktop only after crashing Firefox.

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      • Give credit to Justin Cohen for the old Mac version from the 90's.

        I can't seem to find any reference on this site to the original application from the 1990's (or even late 80's?). If you google "babysmash.hqx" you will find old references to the program.

        I do appreciate your open license of this program, but at least give fair recognition for the original idea.

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        • Make an WinRT version so children can play it on tablets

          By example, make the shapes appear on touch, and support keyboard for letters

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          • 3 parts to Internationalization

            It would be great if BabySmash could support languages beyond English. Not only would it be good for babies raised speaking other languages, but it would also give English-speaking parents the chance to introduce their children to foreign phonemes and characters. The program would need to support (1) various character sets, (2) various keyboards that map to those character sets, and (3) sound files recorded by native speakers. Parents could select that smashes produce results in one, several, or all included languages. Wouldn't it be cool to select Amharic and see that alphabet, along with hearing it spoken, even if…

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              • Support old computers without hw alpha blending

                I want to use babysmash on my old laptop, but it doesn't does alpha blending in hardware, so it is quite slow.

                Would it be possible to have a option that disables the blending/transparency effect ? It wouldn't be as eye candy, but would work smooothly.

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                • make a mode where alphabets are played in sequnce with music.A hot key to play this would be nice.

                  make a mode where alphabets are played in sequnce with music.A hot key to play this would be nice.A.. (a voice) Fade....

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                  • Disable CD/DVD-ROM Button

                    My son tends not only to smash the keyboard, but also to press any other button related to the machine, including the CD-Rom eject button which gives him the new game called "Close the tray while it's being opened" in which he always win :-)

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                    • BUG : ALT + F10 Launch the ACER Widget

                      Bug Report :
                      ALT + F10 Launch the ACER Widget (this software is preinstalled by ACER)

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                      • Make the mouse wheel grow and shrink shapes (or change shape colour).

                        Moving the mouse wheel was one of the first interactions my 6 month old had with the mouse. I would open a paint program, add some random shapes to the screen and she would slide the mouse wheel up and down causing the image to scale in and out. The effect was big and obvious and very intuitive to her. The wheel could also be used to change the color of shapes on the screen or even the background.

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                        • BabySmash via the XBox360 kinect?

                          I'm gearing up to learn how to program the XBox 360 Kinect device. Baby smash! Baby smash city!

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                              • BUBBLES ARE FUN!!

                                add color animated bubbles, so kids can play catch and hit with the mouse! that's FUN!! it also helping kids practicing their control skill -- inspired by my 23 months son, he really loves the mouse, he often open some programs and close it one by one.. @_@ great work anyway thx

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                                • Add high scores, hall of fame

                                  What about adding scores. To make it simple, just add points for each figure. Eventually, add combos in case x keys are pressed fast in a row. After that add a way to publish the results on babysmash.com

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                                  • make the option of smaller screen

                                    it would be great if you could make play screen adjustable size, as these days screens are getting bigger & its just not good for bubs eyes... ie: we have just got a new computer & it has a widescreen & babysmash is hUge visually.
                                    it would be possible to put it in the options section wouldnt it?

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                                    • Add support for gamepad input (like the XBox 360 controller)

                                      My daughter likes to play with my XBox 360 controller that I have hooked up to my PC for games. Is there a way to incorporate that as input to BabySmash (like another mouse)?

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                                      • I would disable the text that says "alt F4 to exit"

                                        It could be a check box that hide this text

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                                        • Call SpeechSynthesizer.SpeakAsync instead

                                          Seems like you're calling Speak() currently, so when Baby is mashing the buttons bits of spoken letters surface but sounds like static. Only the last letter is audibly understandable. Perhaps SpeakAsync would be better to use.

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