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Subject: Re: quickscreen changes (was Voice patches)

Re: quickscreen changes (was Voice patches)

From: Stéphane Doyon <s.doyon_at_videotron.ca>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 15:11:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, Jonathan Gordon wrote:

> On 08/10/2007, pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>> One idea that was kicked about was the replacement of the quick screen
>> with
>>>> a direct jump to "Browse .CFG files".

I too have a few custom config files and find them useful, but they don't
do everything, and it still feels a bit clunky.

A spin off question related to this: Is it really appropriate to show
config.cfg along with the other config files?

I've been experimenting with my prototype new quickscreen only for a
couple of days. The single most useful thing is the quick,, no fuss access
to clock time. That doesn't correspond to a setting, and not really to a
menu either. Quick access to volume is nice, when you had full
amplification in the car and are switching to earphones, and that's a case
where you'd like access to the entire range for the setting, but admitedly
that's just nice to have. Temporarily suppressing .talk clips could be
achieved through settings.

> 3) make it a fully customizable menu

Since we can already parse setting names from a config file, it would
perhaps not take much more to be able to bring up the option_screen for a
setting by name. That might be interesting.

But configurability for any menu: I'm not convinced it's worth the
trouble. And even that wouldn't do everything (like just saying the time).
One possible catch is that some submenus may depend on actions taken by
higher-level menus, like going to low latency in the sound settings menu.

-- 
Stéphane Doyon
<s.doyon_at_videotron.ca>
http://pages.videotron.com/sdoyon/
Received on 2007-10-08

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