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Subject: Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

From: Boris Gjenero <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 20:43:58 -0500

Mike Holden wrote:
> Jonathan Gordon wrote:
>> the h300/e200 ports have had nothing assigned to the rec button for
>> over 2 years now... I think we can all agree they are spare... new
>> ports its up to the developer, and exsisting targets... its up to the
>> custom builders
> I /like/ the fact the rec button is unassigned on my 340 - I use it to
> activate the screen without performing any function. Don't confuse this
> use with the "1st button activates backlight" option - when I press vol+,
> skip etc I want them to activate on the 1st press, not the 2nd.

I find this to be a very valuable feature on other targets. I need a
way to turn on the backlight without causing side-effects. Undoing
side-effects is annoying. I also don't like "First Keypress Enables
Backlight Only" because then I need to know backlight state. For
example, if I want to go to the next track without looking, do I press
once and maybe only turn on the backlight or press twice and maybe skip
an additional track?

This is the best argument I've seen for leaving an unused button.

Received on 2009-03-06

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