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Subject: Re: Questions about the voiced interface

Re: Questions about the voiced interface

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:05:27 -0300

Woody Anna Dresner wrote:
> Anna writing again to respond:
> I'd like to clarify what I meant. I like the current behavior fine - I
> agree it's very slick, and it's how I want it most of the time. But it
> would be nice to have some keystroke you could press to stop music and
> report the name of the current track in those rare instances when the
> track name can't be heard over the music. I hope that makes more sense.
> Cheers,
> Anna

Here's what I do to manage this.

I instruct the file browser to follow the playlist. Then, to here the
track, I hit the
select button, which drops me from the wps into the file browser. If I
can't hear the track name over the music, I hit the stop button. Most
of the time when I do this, the music stops and Rockbox repeats the
track name. If it doesn't say the track name, however, then a quick
press of up followed by down gets the track name repeated. Then I just
hit play to resume.

I do something similar for navigating the main menu structure. I press
Stop followed by Menu. Then I navigate the menu until I've done what I
want to do. Finally I hit play to resume. However, this doesn't work
on the context menus and I know of no way to have the context menus
speak without music playing in the background.

yeah, these procedures involve pressing a few keys, but if you don't
need to do them very often,
it's not a big problem and probably means there's no need to make any
changes to Rockbox. However, if you frequently wish to hear the track
name without the music playing under it, then I can understand why you'd
be wanting an option to allow you to do this more ergonomically.

Received on 2008-01-23

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