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Subject: Re: Discussion regarding reordering the main/root menu

Re: Discussion regarding reordering the main/root menu

From: Kyle Kampy <kkamperschroer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:04:44 -0500

As an end user looking in, I'd just like to point out that the order of the
menus really is a matter of personal preference, and there is no way that
everybody will agree. I believe that customization in menu ordering would be
a very good idea, so that if people don't like the static ordering, it would
be easy enough to change.

I know I'm not a Rockbox developer so hopefully adding to this discussion
isn't frowned upon, but I do like Jonathon's layout mentioned first in this
thread where Settings is a sub-menu of System. That seems most intuitive to
me, although I'm sure others disagree.

Regards,
Kyle Kamperschroer

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 August 2011 03:13, Al Le <al.le_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> >> That said, a patch to even just allow simple reordering of the main
> >> menu isnt going to be trivial so we should figure out a better layout
> >
> > I once tried to do exactly that (in FS#6718 (only the main menu) and
> FS#7809
> > (general menu reordering with the option of hiding)), but both patches
> were
> > rejected. I don't remebmer why exactly -- because it is (or was) a
> forbidden
> > feature or because of the way it was implemented.
> >
>
> Just looking at FS#6718 now (it probably still applies cleanly!). It's
> not the way I would have done it, but I see no reason other than our
> customisation-phobia to not include it. a plugin frontend could easily
> be added to make it more user friendly also. I'm a bit scared to look
> at the other one though. I read automatic reordering and get shivers
> :)
>
> Anyway, I'd like to try and talk about the static order first, then
> (or at least separately) talk about giving the user the choice.
>
> I know this thread hasnt been going long but it would be nice to hear
> from more people. we have half a dozen very similar proposals and
> conservative guesses suggest 40+ active developers of which most havnt
> said a word one way or another.
>
Received on 2011-08-29


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