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

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

From: Simon M. <simon.me_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:05:25 +0200

I agree with completely with XavierGr, rockbox menus are great as they
are and don't need a complete rework.
A few settings that you only set once (beep volume, anti skip buffer,
battery...) should be put further down,. Other options, that toggle
functions, for instance crossfade, eq, replaygain, _sleeptimer_,
tagcache, should be easy to reach.
But these are only minor optimisations, I don't feel the menus are unorganized.

As I am writing this, I have a new idea:
I think it would be nice to have shortcut menu where you can toggle
features of rockbox on and of: crossfeed, replaygain, crossfade, eq,
shuffle, repeat, party mode, file view, sleep timer (not a toggle but
i'd like it there)... In the best case scenario you would only need
the toggle menu regularily, once you have configured the other options
in general settings.

In the menu root we would have something like:
...
quick settings
general configuration
...

This is not the same as the quickmenu that is already there, because
this could contain every setting that you use to "turn someting on".
Options in the this "quick settings" menu should still be duplicated
in the general settings menu, because most of us are trained to go
deep inside the menus automatically to set a regular used feature and
I would like to have structure where you can reach every setting that
is settable.

having an "advanced" menu entry would complicate things, because I
know that I would search the wrong menu tree every time for things I
don't use often .It is likely that there are settings in the simple
menu that I never use.

--
Rincewind
Received on 2006-08-23

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