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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 <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:28:02 -0700

2009/6/28 Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de>:
> 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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