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Subject: Re: how should the settings screen work?

Re: how should the settings screen work?

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 10:11:55 -0500

I do think that there should be an explicit button (Stop, most likely) that
actually wholly cancels when it leaves, but it seems to me that "Left"
should be treated as wholly navigation, not affecting the state of the
setting beyond where it's visibly set on the screen, so in the case of the
checkmark following the cursor (live updating settings) then you get
wherever the cursor was, in other settings you get wherever you left the
checkmark at.

On 9/26/06, RaeNye <raenye_at_netvision.net.il> wrote:
>
> >But how about sound settings? Consider the volume setting, when you
> change
> it with an explicit need to "select" the new
> >value you won't have an audible feedback. If you change the values
> on-line
> (to have that audible feedback) then not accepting
> >the currently highlighted (not checked!) value would be a
> cancel-to-selected, and an explicit cancel could be a cancel to the
> >value that was set previously to entering the screen.
>
> It was pointed out on the forums that only few settings (i.e., selected
> sound and LCD settings) need this dynamic behaviour;
> For these I would suggest the tick mark to move with the cursor,
> maintainging the invariant "LEFT leaves the setting and the last marked
> value is set".
>
>
Received on 2006-09-26


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