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Subject: Re: jdgordon: r21307 - trunk/apps

Re: jdgordon: r21307 - trunk/apps

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:41:33 +0100

> That was Llorean's proposal to get around the frustrating splash which
> happens if you try to start playback when there is no playlist
> available, and there is no way of knowing that. I would still rather
> have done a dismissable splash, but whatever...
>
> 2009/6/16 pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>:
>> I agree, the previous wording made more sense.
>>
>> Could we not remove the menu item when it won't do anything useful?
>>
>> pondlife
>>
>>
>
> That would be fine too, however there is the whole argument against
> disappearing menu items, and having the order change for blind users.
>
> The change doesn't change the wording except when there is nothing
> there. It will still be "Resume playback" if its started up with a
> valid playlist.

I don't see what's wrong with the old behaviour.
Have I understood this right, that the behaviour has been changed so that if
there is nothing to resume the resume playback option is renamed? is that
right?
I would have thought most people when they switch there players on are not
going to go through the menu to the resume playback option, surely they will
just press the play button or whatever it is called on there target which
will start playback if there is anything to resume. Which would make this
menu renaming when there is nothing to resume redundant and confusing.
Because if they don't go through the menu to resume playback they won't know
there is nothing to resume till they hit the play button meaning the menu
renaming is pointless.
Of course if there is nothing to resume a blind user will get a message
saying this.
So why exactly would someone go to the trouble of resuming playback from the
menu?
I don't particularly like the idea of disappearing menu items, I think it
could easily confuse people and they could spend a lot of time looking for a
disappeared item.
Received on 2009-06-16


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