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Subject: Re: F2 Configuration

Re: F2 Configuration

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 19:36:36 +1300

Yes, I understand now. Looking forward to the first release.

Tom Cole

On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 12:46:33 +1030, you wrote:

>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, I’m concentrating on
>> >items from the settings menu (F1) to be added to F2. There are some
>> >I’d like to clear up, as well as some suggestions I’d 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
>> >don’t want to start this major re-organisation.
>> >
>> >Also, once I’m 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
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Tom Cole
Lower Hutt
New Zealand
Received on 2004-01-11

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