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Subject: Re: Recorder experimental new UI, Sound Sliders and largerTetrissource code
From: Joaquim Carvalho (jdc_at_x64.com)
Date: 2003-02-23


On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 09:59, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Joaquim Carvalho wrote:
> > No, I'm just saying that whenever possible the volume keys should
> > be kept the same. On the WPS the volume keys are UP/DOWN so
> > on the sound setup screen, if it is possible (and it is) the
> > volume keys should also be UP/DOWN. There are no volume setup
> > keys when browsing and we have to deal with that.
> > Have you tried http://www.x64.com/public/ajbrec.ajz? Don't you
> > find it easier to use?
>
> Actually, I haven't tried it yet. Sorry. :-)
>
> I think that the keys should reflect the GUI, so if the sliders are
> horizontal, so should the key mapping. With this LCD, it is more
> practical to use horizontal sliders because of the screen resolution.

That's why I did a sound setup screen with vertical sliders and IMHO it
works perfectly. Screen resolution is more than enough.

>
> I can't see how one could navigate the sound settings without looking at
> the LCD anyway. When the user enters a menu/setup screen he does this to
> change the sound parameters he can't change in the WPS. He has to look
> at the screen to verify that he is changing the correct parameter.

With the changed UI it's possible (once you get used to it) to use the
jukebox (not just the sound sliders) without looking at the LCD.

>
> > Do you have a minidisc or a discman? Wouldn't you find it strange
> > if the volume keys were not the same every time no matter what
> > was written on the LCD?
>
> Those devices have dedicated volume keys, don't they? So what is your point?
>
> You can't compare a minidisc/discman player with the AJB. The AJB is so
> much more than just a music player.
>
> /Linus
>
>



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