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Subject: NEW UI Idea for RockBox.

NEW UI Idea for RockBox.

From: Tom Alphin <>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 01:01:48 -0800

I have created a doc outlining a new way of organizing the rockbox User

It provides the same capabilities of the existing UI, but in what I feel is
a more consistent and scalable way.

To answer some questions that will no doubt arise...

Q) what about future stuff like a recording feature
A) 2 things.
Ideally; we would make F1-F3 user selectable.  In my document I map:
F1=player view, F2=playlist view, F3=explorer view.
(If we were to use f2 for a recording view, this would also change the f2
overlay menus to show recording preferences instead of playlist ones.)
Don't forget, all views will still be available in the updated main menu.
Q) How would I do something basic like change shuffle settings while in the
player view.
A) Because of support for both the hold and tap menu or the doubletap menu,
there are two ways to do this.
(in this sample I am mapping the shuffle setting toggle to the left
navigation key)
The faster solution (which requires both hands or nimble fingers):  Press
and hold f1, tap the left key, release f1.
The solution when it's buried in your backpack...  Doubleclick F1, tap left,
tap either: f1 or back (off).
you can use either because the back button closes the overlay, returning
them to the view they were in, and the f1 key simply takes them to the
player view (where they just so happen to be; they could just as easily go
to the playlist instead by pressing f2.)
Received on 2002-10-30

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