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Subject: Re: NEWKEYS v2


From: c s <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 02:47:54 -0700 (PDT)

--- Kjell Ericson <> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> > > Why would the user pressing the key known for
> going back a menu level
> > > expect that action to cancel a setting?
> > I agree. Before the cancel feature was added, I
> can't remember having
> > that many complaints from people not being able to
> cancel a setting.
> Oh, I forgot to tell about all the zillions of times
> I pressed PLAY in a menu
> and nothing happened.
> That was to first logic thing for me to fix (to
> accept PLAY as okey).
> The next logic thing (for my thinking) was that STOP
> should be cancel while I
> see back/cancel as synonyms and okey/play as
> synonyms.
> So whatever you do, please don't remove the
> possibility to press PLAY. Add it
> instead where it is missed in the menues.

Ah. So that's how this design path got started. I
really have no problem with leaving play to do what it
does now, but it would never occur to me to press the
key that takes you forward one more level after I had
just changed a user setting. For me I logically say to
myself, “That setting is good so I'm through here...
now lets back up and get the hell out of here.” Using
PLAY to do that doesn't make a lot of sense to me but
there isn't any harm done by leaving it there.


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Received on 2003-08-26

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