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Subject: Rockbox Documentation and UI compared to ORGINAL FIRMWARE

Rockbox Documentation and UI compared to ORGINAL FIRMWARE

From: 4phun Alert <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:21:37 -0500

From: "Greg Haerr"
>Is the issue here that Rockbox is getting too hard to use,
>too many features hard to find, or that you just can't remember
>how to use it?

Features are too hard to find!
Inconsistent use of the buttons to accomplish things in the different screens, do you tap, press or press and hold? Do you have to press another button at the same time?

>I'm interested in whether the simpler features offered in the
>original firmware result in the unit being easier-to-use, or,
>whether the UI layout in Rockbox is harder, regardless
>of feature set size...?

The UI of the original Rockbox was far easier to use! Hands down!
That is why when I get frustrated and need a feature fast I load the old firmware. I would rather have a structured well thought out tree menu that you can intuitively navigate without a manual to activate each feature as needed.
Received on 2003-03-24

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