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Subject: Re: how should the settings screen work?

Re: how should the settings screen work?

From: XavierGr <xaviergr_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 21:44:48 +0300

Strangely though, I prefer the previous behaviour.
LEFT/RIGHT Applies
STOP cancels.

Currently it is very annoying to see a splash message "Canceled" each time I
press left on a setting menu. I expect that LEFT will apply my change
because I just want to move back and leave the setting at the value I just
changed.

The thing that doesn't fit nicely on my head is that RIGHT will be the only
option to accept changes. It will be like pushing RIGHT to get in a previous
menu.

So in the end I vore for #1, except if the "cancel splash screen" is
removed.

On 26/09/06, Davide Gentile <davidegentile_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> Hello Rockbox-Devs,
>
> I vote for option #4 with some extra 'eye candy'...
>
> UP/DOWN selects items in dir
> LEFT exists dir no change
> RIGHT enters dir or applies and exits
> NAVI (a.k.a. select) makes change but does not exit dir
>
> An indicator of the current setting (like the checkmark) in addition to
> the
> inverted line based on where your current selection is would be
> benefitial.
> The checkmark should 'jump' to the inverted line and pause for a tiny
> amount
> of time when NAVI (or RIGHT) is pressed. This would be very clear to the
> newbies IMO.
>
> Also this way (at least on an iRiver H1x0) one could do everything with
> just
> the thumb.
>
> Davide-NYC
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-dev-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-dev-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Jonathan Gordon
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 6:11 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: how should the settings screen work?
>
> ok, time to solve this once and for all...
>
> we have 3 (possibly 4) options on what each key should do in the
> setings screen, and I would really like to get a final answer on how
> it should work.
>
> 1) like it was before actions. left and right both accept the setting
> and exit, off cancels and on accepts
> 2) like it is now, off and left both cancel and exit, right and on
> accept and exit
>
> the next 2 options require lowlights patch which adds a little tick
> icon next to the currently selected option, but i cant find the link
> and i dont tihnk its on FS :( (you can see a screenshot of what it
> looks like @ http://users.monash.edu.au/~jdgor1/screeny.bmp )
>
> 3) on - move the tick (i.e change the selection) and say in the
> screen, left/off exit the screen using whatever is the ticked option
> for the setting.
>
> 4) LEFT cancels, RIGHT applies and backs out, SELECT applies and stays
> in the menu without any splashes at all?
>
> So, which option do we go for?
> OR, do we add an option to allow all 4 (or 3 or 2) of them and just
> argue about which shuold be default?
>
>
Received on 2006-09-26


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