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Subject: Rockbox suggestions (fwd)
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-04-13


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:18:11 -0700
From: Dan Gentleman <dan_gentleman_at_hotmail.com>
To: bjorn_at_haxx.se
Subject: Rockbox suggestions

This is a message I posted to the Archos Jukebox 6000 list... It should be an easy task for the Rockboxers

I know I'm posting a lot this morning, but I've been giving a lot of
thought into what I'd consider an ideal display/interface for the
Archos.

1: Display toggle. Have several possible interface options available
and toggle through them with the ON button (since it does nothing
else while playing.)

2: Font sizes. Make a double-sized font that the users can see while
driving, jogging, etc. without having to hold it up to their face and
risk an accident. Allow this to be toggled with the abovementioned
feature.

3: Marquee scrolling. Allow ID3 tag information to be
scrolled "through" the display instead of just bouncing back and
forth. I am sure some others have this problem:
      Artist - The Sisters of Mercy
      Album - Some Girls Wander By Mistake
      Title - 1969
With 28 characters in the album name and only 4 in the song title,
the title is only displayed for one or two seconds with the existing
scrolling method. Marquee scrolling will keep it on the screen longer.

4: Selectable options in the display. I want to be able to turn OFF
the album name. If I wanted to know what album it was on, I'd look
through my CDs :) Also helps with the abovementioned scrolling issue.



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