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Subject: Re: RE : Who needs the F3 menu?
From: Chris Hoekstra (chris_hoekstra_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2003-04-22


Personally I would not make an F3 show other choices. I agree it is
more complicated.

While I am by no means an expert on User Interface design, I think I
would try to design the interface so that no more than 3 items are
available for choice. This is how the cell phone manufacturers do it.

I don't know where VBR fix would go, I don't know if
rename/delete/queue/vbr fix menu is the best place for it. The general
concept is what I was going for, not the specifics of a particular menu.

Chris H.

<disclaimer>
I know we always have lots of great suggestions, and the general opinion
and response is "make it happen" or "show us the code", but this is not
what I am going for. I don't have the best solution. I am going
throught the brainstorming phase.
</disclaimer>

SeeSchlo▀ wrote:

>Hmm this is already the system used by the original Archos firmware...
>how would you make a menu with more than
>3 items ? F1 for the first, F2 for then second and F3 to show the other
>choices ? Isn't it a bit more complicated than the actual menus ?
>
>
>
>> From a UI standpoint, I think we should take a page from the
>>cell phone
>>manufacturers and use the F1,F2,F3 buttons like the phones
>>do. They are
>>dynamic answers to questions, used to accept and reject, etc etc.
>>
>>So for example, you choose ON+PLAY, and right NOW the queue, rename,
>>delete, VBR fix menu comes up. (hope that is right from memory).
>>Instead, a suggestion would be to put queue as the F1 choice,
>>rename as
>>F2, delete as F3. Any other key would cancel.
>>
>>With an inverse video box as a visual cue, this would make it
>>apparent
>>as to what the choices are, and easy to do at a glance when driving,
>>instead of looking for the tiny arrow.
>>
>>My thoughts,
>>Chris
>>
>>
>>Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>On Sun, 20 Apr 2003 idc-dragon_at_gmx.de wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Is anybody using the F3 option so frequently that these
>>>>
>>>>
>>need their own
>>
>>
>>>>button? I understand F2, but F3...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>I intend to post a full suggestion for a completely
>>>
>>>
>>redesigned keymapping
>>
>>
>>>soonish. It will alter the use of the F2 and F3 keys (and
>>>
>>>
>>others as well).
>>
>>
>>>Stay tuned.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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