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Subject: RE: intelligent shutdown?

RE: intelligent shutdown?

From: Tim Elliott <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 17:19:52 -0500

You can't change the behavior of a long press of the off button; it will
always force the unit off, no matter what is going on. We are talking about
changing the behavior of a short press of the off button while in the
browser screen with playback stopped, letting the software take control and
determining if it's ok to shut the unit off now or wait for disc activity to
finish before shutting the unit off.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Christi Alice Scarborough
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:06 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: intelligent shutdown?

Tim Elliott wrote:
> It should be configurable just like Resume: Yes/No/Ask. My box is
> and I wouldn't want it to sit there asking for confirmation since I am
> usually not looking at the screen when I shut it down.

Before you all get too excited, I should point out that the Off switch
is implemented in hardware. There is nothing the software can do to
stop the drive shutting down if you press that Off switch for long
enough. I doubt the situation would have remained like it is currently
if this were something fixable.


Received on 2004-07-11

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