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Subject: Re: playlist usability issues
From: Roger Farrow (
Date: 2004-03-30

I agree. The current method of having to press On+Play, Right, Down, Down,
in order to get to "insert last" is about 4 presses too many...
   Roger Farrow

"Leif Sawyer" <> wrote in message
> Isaac Kriegman writes:
> > I frequently encounter this problem where I spend 10 minutes carefully
> > building a play list, and then accidentally press play on a
> > song and my entire play list is erased. I seems like I could
> > compulsively save my play list after each addition, but it doesn't
> > seem like I should have to from a usability standpoint.
> >[...]
> > I think the ideal functionality for the play button would be
> > to add the current song to the play list, and if I wanted to clear
> > the play list I could do that separately.
> After a party this weekend, and hitting this issues quite a few times
> due to .. um.. improper application of alcohol and MP3 queueing.. I'm
> inclined to agree with Isaac.
> Once it's been established that we're in a playlist-generation mode, while
> we're in the browse-mode, 'play/pause' should act as 'insert->last' so
> it's a very quick way to add music to the end of the playlist, and won't
> accidently erase your hard work.
> Additionally, some visual feedback in the screen would be wonderfull,
> letting
> me know that I'm in a temporarily-generated playlist. Optionally with a
> secondary
> flag that shows me if i've saved it since the last modification.
> this would bring the usability up tremendously!
> Leif
> _______________________________________________


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