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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: Matthias Mohr <Matthias_at_mohrenclan.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 11:54:52 +0200

>> This is a bad option.. all settings should be available on the DAP. A
>> nicer option is maybe having 2 sets of options, "simple" and
>> "advanced" where the only difference is some options are not visible
>> in "simple" mode.
I like the idea!

> The reason I dislike (despise is probably closer, in fact) the
> "Simple/Advanced" system that simply adds more options when advanced is
> enabled, is that you have no idea where to look for advanced options and
> they are usually not easy to find.
Why aren't they easy to find?
If e.g. the options "crossfeed" and "stereo width" would be advanced options,
you'll still find them at the "sound settings menu" - when you're in advanced
mode.

It's not harder than now!??

Another idea: we could keep the options where they're now and establish such
an simple/advanced system where some of the options are marked as advanced
and only visible when you enable the "advanced menus" option
AND
we could make that flag user configurable, so every user would be able to
define menu points as "simple" or as "advanced".
(we could store that information also in a text file)

Although I would like to have a fully user configurable menu system,
where it is possible to create your own menus...
(or at least some kind of "favorites")
But I already here somebody crying "feature bloat" ;-)

with regards,
Matthias (aka Massa)
Received on 2006-08-23


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