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Subject: Re: menu reorganising discussion

Re: menu reorganising discussion

From: pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:12:15 -0000

> I brought this up very breifly in IRC. I think that the settings which
> would have a enable setting and thing which are setup once but then
> you might want to dis/enable it quickly later. I don't like
> duplicating settings but if people start wondering why the changes
> dont take effect then maybe the only option is to duplicate the enable
> option? (of course, if we train users to use these settings properly
> then there is no need for the enable option in playlist/sound settings
> anyway).

Unfortunately, I disagree somewhat with your basic premise that some options
are changed more often than others (i.e. "set it /forget it" principle).
This is certainly true for a small subset of options - stuff like battery
capacity and time/date - but for the majority of them there is likely to be
a lot more variance across usage patterns. e.g. I'd think it more likely
that people would change the EQ parameters than just enable/disable it,
depending on what amplifier they're using and what room/car they're in (not
everyone uses headphones). IMHO, the best solution to this is to evolve the
menus - tweaking and moving a few options at a time, then seeing the
reaction over a couple of weeks. Patience is a useful thing...

> Yes, the context menus will need looking at also, but I think both of
> those could be removed becasue the usuaful options are in the main
> menu anyway (in the playlist item)

Are there some targets without a MENU button i.e. a button that will take
you to the main menu from the WPS? I thought that was the (main) reason the
WPS context menu contained these.

pondlife
Received on 2008-10-30


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