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Subject: Re: option clutter
From: Andreas Stemmer (groovingandi_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-05-06


[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> When I went through all the menu tree while doing the voice feature I
> coudn't believe
> a) what a lot of stuff is there, about which I can barely imagine that
> anybody will set those, and
> b) to how many levels you can set it (a simplification would be to just
> have a numeric value).
> Most of it I immediately forgot again, but I made a mental note about that
> one day I'd like to summarize it and start a discussion about a clearance.
>
> Some value-rich b) examples I just looked up again:
> - 18 different values for peak meter hold time, 25 for clip hold
> - 19 values for backlight timeout
> - 16 values for fast forward / rewind acceleration
> Probably quite often something like low/medium/high would be enough, imho.
>
> Examples for a) are harder to look up, I'm too lazy right now.

I agree 100% and I have some examples for a)
- Play Selected First
- FFwd/Rewind settings could be combined (gentle, normal, aggressive)
- Scrolling could be simplified (perhaps speed and delay only)
- Peak Meter Performance
- Peak Meter Maximum of Range (any reason for not having 0dB here?)

It would be possible to remove even more settings from the menu and make
them available in the config file only. This way the "power users" could
still be able to tweak rockbox but usability would be much better for the
average user.

Andreas

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