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Subject: Re: NEWKEYS v2
From: Mike Holden (rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net)
Date: 2003-08-26


Linus Nielsen Feltzing said:
> c s wrote:
>> I am amazed that there is even any argument about this
>> point. This is very very very basic stuff that you
>> would learn in any introductory book on designing good
>> user interfaces.
>
> While I agree that the STOP-cancel thing is bad, I suspect that the
> books you are referring to don't really apply to this case, where we try
> to squeeze a UI design into a box with a completely silly set of keys.
>
> No sane person would ever design the keypad like that with menu
> navigation in mind. No UI design book would ever suggest a PLAY and a
> STOP key for navigating a menu or a directory tree. We have to live with
> that and do the best of the situation.

Agreed.

>
> I vote for removing the cancel function.

No, we should keep the cancel function, and make it consistent.

-- 
Mike Holden

Rockbox page: http://www.mikeholden.org/~rockbox



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