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Subject: Re: h120: resume vs. play

Re: h120: resume vs. play

From: Dave Wiard <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:07:15 -0700

Christi Alice Scarborough wrote:
> Dave Wiard wrote:
>> In the file browser, when I hit play with a file selected, I get a
>> message saying "Nothing to resume". That's true. I have the player in
>> stop mode. Would it be possible to flash up the "Nothing to resume" then
>> start playing the selected track? I sometimes hit stop instead of pause
>> and it drives me nuts that when I come back "Play" doesn't play.
> amicon and I discussed this when I was implementing the new resume
> functionality. While I in some sense feel the same as you, we concluded
> that this would be confusing, since people would then assume the resume
> button was a play button, and be surprised when the Jukebox started to
> play a different track to the "one they pressed play on".
> It comes down to a choice between behaving in a predictable manner vs
> making an intelligent guess as to what the user wants. In the long run,
> we feel it's less confusing for the ON button (it's not really a PLAY
> button in iRiver Rockbox) to behave in a way that doesn't require you to
> remember state in your head as to whether or not a playlist was playing
> last time you used it.
> Christi

Okay. I'm probably among the minority who never use playlists (I
vehemently despise them) so resume holds no meaning to me. I guess I'll
just adapt.

Received on 2005-06-30

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