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Subject: Re: folder navigation questions

Re: folder navigation questions

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: 2005-11-11

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, Jens Arnold wrote:

>>> A short LEFT/RIGHT used to skip backwards/forwards. How does
>>> it behave now?
>
>> The same - skip track first and then if user long presses it again (within
>> HZ) skip dir, but only if its not first/last track (to avoid skipping two
>> folders altogether).
>
> That means you can't skip forward directly followed by fast-forwarding
> within the next track anymore, because it would trigger folder skip?

This is still enabled/disabled with an option, isn't it?

I'm personally more curious on the "The same - skip track first and then if
user long presses it again" part:

If you are playing the last song in a directory and you press RIGHT, won't
that move to the first song then if you have repeat on? Then the second long
press on RIGHT matches "if its not first/last track" and it won't move to the
next one. What am I missing in that logic?

> While I agree that folder skip might be useful for some people (not for me),
> imho this short-long click combo is another example for unintuitiveness:

Agreed. It is super-complex and weird key combo I'd dismiss right away if
someone would ask me about it. It is totally impossible to guess and it offers
very surprising effects for those that accidentally trigger it.

> It's a good example why we should *not* try to mimick any original
> firmware...

Amen. Also, I don't see why we need two key combos to trigger this feature. It
seems like a waste to me.

But of course, I won't use it either and I never even knew the original iriver
firmware could do this.

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
Received on Fri Nov 11 08:57:26 2005

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