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Subject: Re: F2 Configuration

Re: F2 Configuration

From: c0utta fish <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 12:46:33 +1030

Just remember what the NEWKEYS document said - there will be no more "quick

Yes, I like "quick screens" too, but I understand the direction the core
developers are taking. Quick screens limit us to 3 options, whereas having
a user configurable menu on F2 is more extensible. F3 will be the old
"On-Play" context menu.

Regarding the F2/F3 comments, I want to seperate the buttons from their
actions in the long term. This would make anything possible (within
reason). Give me a few months though!



>From: Tom Cole <>
>Subject: Re: F2 Configuration
>Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 09:50:17 +1300
>Will this patch be easily extendable to allow customisation of F3? I
>find the current assignments for F2 are much more useful than those for
>F3, and would like to customise F3.
>On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 23:52:30 +1030, you wrote:
> >Guys,
> >
> >I am about half way through my F2 patch that allows F2 to be customised
> >according to the NEWKEYS document. At first, Iím concentrating on
> >items from the settings menu (F1) to be added to F2. There are some
> >Iíd like to clear up, as well as some suggestions Iíd like to make.
> >
> >Firstly, Rockbox will lose F2 functionality within F1 menus. At present,
> >you can access F2 within the F1 menu to access quick screens. I plan on
> >using F2 within F1 to add items to the F2 menu (sounds intuitive to me).
> >
> >To do this successfully, I need to add an action code to every menu entry
> >F1 (i.e. add an action element to the menu_items structure in menu.h).
> >long-term plan is to separate actions from buttons and this is the first
> >step.
> >
> >I have also added a key handler to the menu system that allows key
> >assignments to be more flexible. For example, my above suggestion about
> >using F2 within F1 to assign a menu item uses this key handler to execute
> >function stored as a pointer. Once again, this is a part of the plan to
> >separate actions from buttons.
> >
> >If anyone violently disagrees with the above then let me know, because I
> >donít want to start this major re-organisation.
> >
> >Also, once Iím done with the settings menu do you want the patch
>submitted ?
> > It seems that this functionality would satisfy most of the requests on
> >mail list. Just let me know.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >c0utta
> >
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>Tom Cole
>Lower Hutt
>New Zealand

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