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Subject: Re: Sansa e200/e200R keymap change.

Re: Sansa e200/e200R keymap change.

From: Guy Schlosser <guyster_at_bex.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 12:21:00 -0500

Hey all, for starters, I really like the new keyboard layout, it
actually makes logical sense to me. Only question I have though, is
there any way to quickly skip to the next track in a playlist, or
next random track if you have your player configured like I do? I
have a sansa E260, and although this should be a no-brainer, I
haven't quite figured out a way to do this. Thanks in advance for any info.

Thanks,

Guy

At 08:13 AM 11/8/2007, you wrote:
>On Oct 30, 2007 10:48 PM, Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > To give warning, I'll be committing this patch (in its original form)
> > this coming weekend: http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/7232
>
>I tried this for a week and I hate it. I will revert this change as
>soon as I get the chance.
>
> > It makes a few changes to the Sansa keymap which allow more functions to
> > be accessed with less finger movement, increases the consistency between
> > screens on-target, and increases cross-target consistency.
>
>Have you counted the number of finger movements? I think now it
>actually has more movements then before.
>
> > The mapping may feel slightly awkward to those of you used to the
> > original firmware. but it conforms better to some UI aspects that tend
> > to be preserved between Rockbox targets. If there are any problems with
> > this patch (other than "I don't like it", as I'm looking for objective
> > objections) feel free to post here or in the task before I commit it.
>
>I do not understand why all targets need to have an consistent layout
>as none have the same button layout to begin with (except the ipods
>maybe). The layout should make sense and feel natural and if this
>means inconsistent with other targets so be it. The only persons who
>will benef from a consistant layout are those who have multiple
>players. And I suspect not many end users have more than 1.
>
>I find that I have to move my thumb in an awkward way to reach the
>menu button. Also the button is already labeled menu so it will make
>sense to people to press this for the menu. When it was on the power
>button my thumb was already on it when I hold the sansa (maybe I got
>large hands, don't know).
>
>Personally I have not once missed a single stop button. I tend to use
>pause or shutdown completely. The only place it would make a little
>sense is the recording screen and there it would only take a long key
>press on play.
>
>In the old layout the REC button did exactly what it said, go the
>recording screen. Now it take an extra 2 finger movements.
>
>It has been one frustrating week and I can probably find more
>annoyances if I keep using the new layout.
>
>Greets
>Sander
Received on 2007-11-08


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