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Subject: Re: how should the settings screen work?

Re: how should the settings screen work?

From: Michael Sevakis <jethead71_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:49:01 -0500

Why do we need so many ways to apply a setting (not to mention ways of
exiting a screen). Would rather just hit select or "NAVI" to commit a
setting or just back out with left (or maybe ONE other button) to cancel.
Right just doesn't make sense since you're not going deeper into the tree
structure and in that case could possibly have other uses in context.

I hate the fact that on the x5 someone added cancel functionality to the
power switch. That will go when I get the time. I can cancel with the rec
button or by using left already. I don't need three ways to do the same
thing. On x5 using power for much of anything is not convenient since it's a
slide switch and not a press like on say, the H120.

And a far as remotes go, the button functionality of the remote and the main
unit should be as close as possible. Should be identical if all the buttons
exist on the remote in some way.

My not-so-humble opinion :): Only owners of the devices should set button
mappings. Never use the sim for it since it tells you nothing about what
makes sense. I get the feeling that's what's gone on for x5.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Davide Gentile" <davidegentile_at_earthlink.net>
To: "'Rockbox development'" <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 1:08 AM
Subject: RE: how should the settings screen work?

>
> Hello all Rockbox enthusiasts, devs, testers, etc.
>
> I'd like to convey the sanity of #4 with checkmarks again:
>
> UP/DOWN selects items in dir
> LEFT exists dir no change
> RIGHT enters dir or applies setting and exits (up one level)
> NAVI makes change but does not exit dir
>
> An indicator of the current setting (like the checkmark) in addition to
the
> inverted line (or pointer) based on where your current selection is would
be
> beneficial.
>
> 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.
>
> That makes the most sense to me and lets the user know exactly what's
going
> on with little fuss.
>
> Davide-NYC
>
> PS: Big thanks to all the devs for doing all the hard stuff!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-dev-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-dev-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Jonathan Gordon
> Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 12:44 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: how should the settings screen work?
>
> bumpage time..
> so, counting up the votes it looks like #4 with the checkmark icon wins...
> so does anyone want to try for a last ditch effort to change everyones
> minds?
> any objections from the core guys?
>
> On 27/09/06, Steve Bavin <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > Hi Davide,
> >
> > > 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
> >
> > That's *exactly* what I'd want. Mind you, this is my second vote ;-)
> >
> > Steve Bavin
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
Received on 2006-11-10


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