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Difference: MenuRework (r4 vs. r3)

Menu Rework

Overview

Due to the subjective nature of menu layouts and soforth, input is needed from people as to what they want the menu to look like. Leave comments at the end of the page, or in the forum post (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=5854.0)

Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress - initially this is going to be very rough.

Menu

  • Show WPS (while music is playing)
  • FM Radio
  • Recording (No submenu)
  • Playlist
    • Create Playlist
    • View Current Playlist
    • Save Current Playlist
    • Playlist Catalog
  • Browse Plugins
    • Games
    • Applications
    • Demos
  • Recent Bookmarks
  • Settings
    • Sound (Renamed from Sound Settings)
    • Playback
    • File View
    • Display
    • Browse Themes
    • System
    • Bookmarking
    • Voice
    • Recording
    • Playlist
    • Manage Settings
  • Info
    • Rockbox Info
    • Version
    • Debug

Links

http://home.arcor.de/gabriel.meier/temp/rockboxmenu.html
http://home.arcor.de/gabriel.meier/temp/rockboxsuggestions.html
A comprehensive rework already done - a lot of good ideas in there, but it isn't perfect (IMO)

Comments

General comments. As an initial comment, I'd like to see this entire discussion consolidated with the existing MenuLayoutDiscussion page. I think that we should also give consideration to alphabetizing the menu items. Given the number of options and the broad (and growing) Rockbox user base, the original goal of setting menu order to reflect the items that are most used may be unrealistic. Discussion? Would there be problems with this approach with respect to languages other than English? To the extent my comments below include discussion of menu order, those are made with the assumption that menus are not alphabetized.

Deletions in red, proposed additions in green.

  • Show WPS (while music is playing) [My preference would be to map the play button to invoke the WPS from within the menu system, which would make this menu option unnecessary. See patch 5294 (which needs to be rewritten in light of the recent action button implementation).]
  • FM Radio [I would move items like FM Radio and Recording to a lower spot on the menu, and use higher spots for menu items applicable to all Rockbox platforms]
  • Recording (No submenu)
  • Playlist [given that the playlist is such an important concept in Rockbox, consideration should be given to making this the first item]
    • Create Playlist
    • View Current Playlist
    • Save Current Playlist
    • Playlist Catalog
  • Browse ...
    • Files by name [returns to the File Browser]
    • Files by tag info [sets "show files" to ID3 and goes to Tag Browser]
  • Games
  • Applications
  • Demos
  • Themes
  • Recent Bookmarks
  • Settings
    • Sound (Renamed from Sound Settings)
    • Playback
    • File View
    • Display
      • Screen dump [moved from debug menu]
    • Browse Themes [IMO, this isn't really a 'setting' but if it is, it should be a submenu of 'Display' or as an option under 'Browse' as proposed here.]
    • System
    • Bookmarking
    • Voice
    • Recording
    • Playlist
    • Manage Settings
  • Info
    • Battery [moved from 'Debug' menu]
    • Disk spaceRockbox Info
    • Version and credits
    • Debug

r5 - 16 Aug 2006 - 12:24:01 - WillRobertson

Revision r4 - 16 Aug 2006 - 11:55 - MichaelDiFebbo
Revision r3 - 16 Aug 2006 - 11:03 - WillRobertson
Copyright by the contributing authors.