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Subject: Re: Another happy user (H140)

Re: Another happy user (H140)

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 23:06:51 +0200

On 09.06.2006, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:

> Christopher Woods wrote:
>> For instance, when you press and hold the joystick to load
>> the context menu with the EQ setitngs, Open With...,
>> Playlist, bookmarks and Pitch, it's simple to navigate back
>> out of that menu - you just nudge the joystick left, and
>> you're back at the Now Playing screen. Similarly, pressing
>> the A-B button cycles through what I estimate to be the
>> 'main' menu and the Now Playing menu. The same goes for if
>> you hold the A-B to get to the Shuffle / Repeat options
>> screen, you just hit A-B to get back to Now Playing.

> This is really very simple. It comes down to two things:

> 1) The file browser is the main screen in Rockbox, not the
> WPS.

> 2) When you leave a menu, you get back to the screen from
> where you called it, be it the file browser or the WPS.

> The reasons for not going to the WPS when you hit Left in the
> root are then obvious:

> 1) The browser is the main screen.

> 2) It would drive blind users nuts.

> 3) We couldn't care less how the iriver firmware works. This
> is Rockbox, and it runs on many other platforms that don't
> have this behaviour in their original firmware.

There's a 4th, rather strong reason *why* the file browser is
the main screen in rockbox and hence you cannot "return" to the
WPS: The WPS is only reachable when music is playing, and doing
otherwise wouldn't make sense at all. The file browser is always

Regards, Jens
Received on 2006-06-09

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