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Subject: Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system)

Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system)

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 04:02:40 -0500

One option is to move all the "playback" options out of the main menu, and
into the WPS context menu, as well as any of the options in the "sound" menu
which don't affect audio in plugins with audio (for example, is bass and
treble applied to gameboy games? I really don't know the answer to this
one.)

We have the context menu, and I really feel in some cases it's becoming more
cluttered than necessary already, but I think a lot of menu options can be
moved into it from the global menu structure. You'd still leave them in the
global menu, but I feel that in essence, any option that isn't an "initial
setup" sort of option (status bar, LCD settings) probably has at least one
context where it should be in the menu.

I think what I'm getting at, is that I feel that once you've set initial
settings in the main menu, it should be possible to use the player without
making use of anything but the context menu, if it's populated properly. I'm
not sure how this will work out in reality, but that might cover the
simple/advanced concept, since the context will be pretty much "Simple, for
what I'm doing"

On 8/23/06, Jonas H <rasher_at_rasher.dk> wrote:
>
> Andreas Stemmer wrote:
> > I foresee long discussions about which options should be kept in
> > place...
>
> Steve Bavin wrote:
> > I strongly disagree with this idea. One man's esoteric is another man's
> > essential.
>
> Of course, but if we were to eventually decide to move some options out
> of the main menu, it'd more or less be a matter of majority-rule. I
> don't disagree with Steve's statement - it's almost my point. For almost
> every option, there are those who consider it essential, and those that
> consider it useless.
>
> The challenge is of course to identify which options are useless for
> most, and only essential for a small group to make the remaining setting
> relevant to as man people as possible. Of course it should also be taken
> into considerations which options are used often, and which are used
> rarely.
>
> --
> Jonas H
> rasher(at)rasher(dot)dk
>
Received on 2006-08-23


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