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Subject: Re: Jump scroll feature for player

Re: Jump scroll feature for player

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 10:06:36 -0700 (PDT)

I just tried this, and it's something I'll definitely use.

I would like to suggest adding two things:

First, the speed of the jump should be configurable, just like the speed
of the scrolling is configurable now. (And it should be a separate config
item, NOT just tied to the scrolling speed.)

Second, it would be nice if the just could be configured to happen more
than once, but less than forever. I'm thinking 2 or 3 times here. I have
a long WPS line with a lot of numerical info, and that would let me absorb
more data without having to wait for the scrolling line to come around.

IMHO being able to configure the speed is more important than configuring
the number of times, although both would be nice to have. And don't take
this wrong - I think this this is a great addition as it is now!

Thanks for the hard work!

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Kjell Ericson wrote:

> Hi player owner (this feature doesn't affect recorder owner)
> Before I do any checkin of my source I would like some comments on this
> feature I made on the player.
> I've made something I called "jump scroll". It will make it faster to see
> the full name of a text.
> Example of what you will see on one row when browsing a file called:
> "artist_with_an_unnessecary_long_name -Titelnumber - Trackname.mp3"
> artist_with
> _an_unnesse
> cary_long_n
> ame -Titeln
> umber - Tra
> ckname.mp3
> ...and then the scroll will start as usual (if you selected "one time" in
> settings menu (which is default)), or continue jumping (set to "always"). You
> can of course turn it off too.
> Features:
> * The jump scroll is only done if it is faster than normal scrolling.
> * Time delay between jump scroll screens are half of scroll start delay
> (seemed fair).
> * In case a jump scroll screen starts with space then that char will be
> ignored (saves space).
> If a player-owner wants to test, they can download
> and try.
> Checkin is done tomorrow or on friday if no one complains (I shall get used
> to it myself).
> // Kjell
Received on 2003-05-24

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