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Subject: Re: Jump scroll feature for player
From: anthony spadoni (anthony_spadoni_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2003-06-02


Remo Hofer wrote
>Kjell Ericson wrote:
> > On Fri, 23 May 2003, Remo Hofer wrote:
> >
> >> From the description of this feature (I've not yet tested it), it
> >> should default to off, because the slow scrolling has less potential
> >> to confuse a new user. And a user who cares about scrolling will
> >> find the option anyway.
> >
> > I totaly agree in your theory about confisuing new users.
> >
> > Please test it and share your view then.
>
>I did now, and to be honest, I don't like jump scrolling at all. The
>best setting I found was a "Jump Delay" of 1000 ms. Otherwise I could
>not follow the text. But my soft "Scroll Speed" is 9 Hz which is not so
>much slower than jump scrolling (11/1000 ms = 11 Hz) with it's confusing
>look. For me, it looks like an artefact while loading the string. So, I
>vote for turning off jump scrolling by default.
>
>Maybe the fact that all my filenames consist only of only the track
>number followed by the title help living without this feature. My
>directories are named after the artist and album. The only place, where
>I see long strings scolling, is in the wps. My first line in the wps
>config is:
>%s%pp/%pe: %?it<%it|%fn> - %?ia<%ia|%d2> - %?id<%id|%d1>
>
>Or maybe I'm just a slow reader.

It's not just you. I also find it to be an odd and and difficult to read way
of presenting things. I don't think it should be the default. You always
want to have the more standard modes as default and offer the "special" ones
as options.

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