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Subject: Re: Advanced Solution

Re: Advanced Solution

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:42:20 +0100

> This has been requested many times (in the same vein as being able to
> jump to the next start letter...) and yes its nice, its not really
> possible.... I have an idea how to do it but it wont look nearly as
> good as it does in WM...

Why is it not really possible?
Even if it doesn't look as good as WM, I would say that is far outweighed by
the fact it would make navigation a lot more efficient.
What's your idea anyway? maybe if you bounce it off the list it might spark
a further idea in someone else.
>
> 2009/6/15 alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>:
>>
>>
>>> To add to the beep feature discussion in WM6 when you have lots of
>>> contacts and start scrolling through them for a few seconds you get a
>>> large letter appear on the screen which you then scroll through the
>>> alphabet rather than the contacts. This allows you to jump to the
>>> contact beginning with that letter very quickly.
>>>
>>> With speech and this feature in Rockbox it would allow much more
>>> efficient track/dir finding in Rockbox for both sighted and non sighted
>>> users.
>>
>> So have I understood your suggestion right, what you are suggesting is
>> that
>> if a person is scrolling through a large list of files by holding down up
>> or
>> down instead of moving through the list of files they get taken to a list
>> of
>> the alphabet, from which they then select a given letter and once
>> selected
>> are jumped to the start of the section in there list of files that begins
>> with that letter?
>> I hope my message is clear.
>> The question is though how would you deal with numbers and non alphabet
>> characters with such a feature? I think this feature would have to have
>> some
>> kind of setting as well.
>>
Received on 2009-06-15


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