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Subject: Re: FS#9515 - custom quickscreen... want to commit...

Re: FS#9515 - custom quickscreen... want to commit...

From: Frank Gevaerts <frank_at_gevaerts.be>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:39:50 +0100

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 09:27:57PM +0100, Dominik Riebeling wrote:
> Hi,
>
> wouldn't a customizable quickscreen a step towards customizable
> buttons and menus, which we don't want (or at least didn't want in the
> past)? Users will start to question why they can customize the
> quickscreen but not the menus. By adding a customizable quickscreen we
> will make our arguments against customizable menus weaker ("if it can
> be done with the quickscreen, why can't it be done with the menus?").

I think there is a big difference : whatever you do with the
quickscreen, you'll still be able to use the player normally.

> While I'm not strictly against doing something "more useful" with the
> quickscreen (I won't use other settings in that screen anyway as I'm
> quite happy with the current items) I really need to question why we
> should have such a feature.

I'm not really happy with the current items. I personally never use it,
but I'm pretty sure that most or all people who appear on irc or the
forums with messed up file view settings got there through the
quickscreen.

Frank

>
>
> - Dominik

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Received on 2008-10-31

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