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Subject: software "off" button?

software "off" button?

From: Tim Elliott <>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 10:59:21 -0500

The issue of safely turning off the unit has been brought up again.
It's always been a problem for me since I don't want to look at my JBR20
every time I want to turn it off or go through a 2 step (wait) process
to make sure there is no disc access when I'm turning it off.

Can't we just have a short press of the "off" button tell the software
it's time to power down (When no music is playing and we are not in a
config screen)? I think we should also revert to the default screen
(wps while playing and browser when stopped) after a timeout (10 seconds
or so).

With this setup, I could just press stop twice to stop the music playing
and turn the unit off. I know a long press of off when music is playing
from RAM would be ok but I never know if there's disc activity without
pulling the unit out and looking at the drive light.
Would it be better just to have the "idle poweroff" setting low and let
it shut off automatically? I have it set to 15 minutes so I can pause
the music while ordering food (I eat out quite a bit) and turn the music
back on without going through the boot process again.

What's the best way to manage power use and be kind to the hard drive?
Maybe I'm just lazy because I don't want to press pause and wait to turn
the unit off. There must be a way to get Rockbox to do this.

Received on 2003-08-03

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