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Subject: Re: NEWKEYS v2


From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:58:17 +0100 (BST)

c s said:
> --- 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.

I use this PLAY functionality when in the settings screens as well.
However I have an FMR, so this is somewhat moot in this case as we are
primarily discussing the inadequacies of the Player keypad!

Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-08-27

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