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Subject: Re: Center on loaded theme FS#10391 (+ set_file bugfix FS#10392)

Re: Center on loaded theme FS#10391 (+ set_file bugfix FS#10392)

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:28:02 -0700

2009/6/28 Thomas Martitz <>:
> Jonas Häggqvist schrieb:
>> Again, I don't see how this will be surprising to the user. The
>> alternative is that a random theme (the one that sorts first) is selected.
>> At least most of the settings will probably still be from the loaded
>> theme.
>>> and finally, there is nothing stopping you from loading two
>>> theme .cfg's and have them work together.
>> Huh? At any rate, I don't see how it will be surprising that the most
>> recently loaded one of the two is selected?
> I agree with with rasher (and domonoky). I don't think it will create
> confusion. And I think it's a handy feature.
> The distiction between changing settings and loading .cfg's is already
> pretty obvious (we call it "Browse ... [settings]", and show a splash which
> makes clear it's a .cfg, not a single settings). And we can make it even
> more clearer by covering it in the manual.
> Sure, if you treat it as the current theme, it will be wrong almost anytime,
> but if you treat it as last loaded theme config, then it will be correct.
> I don't think preselecting the last loaded theme (or equalizer etc) will
> really cause a lot of confusion. Particularly if the comes with a obfuscated
> UI, he might wonder why that theme is selected, but then he should come to
> the conclusion that this is because it was the last loaded one.

NOTHING else anywhere in rockbox is the "last selected(or similar)"
used... its always either the first item in the list, or the current
value. I really see no reason to make the themes any more of a special
case than they already are (and potentially adding confusion to it).
Received on 2009-06-28

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