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Subject: Re: Power from USB?

Re: Power from USB?

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 05:42:57 -0500

> Oh! Is there some visual (and, preferably, audible through the voice prompts,
> since this device is also used by a blind user who loves the Rockbox
> voice-prompt menu system) indication that charging is happening?
The battery icon in the status bar should indicate charging, though I'm
not sure if this is functioning properly for USB charging on the H300
series right now (I do not have one, and can only reflect my experience
with other players).
> Hm, as far as I can tell, recording starts instantly when I press the REC
> button
You enter the recording screen instantly, but I don't believe recording
should start instantly. Movement of the peakmeters is usual for judging
levels but you probably have to actually initiate the recording still. I
think there may be settings to alter this behaviour.\
> I would have though the A-B button would be a better choice
Actually, this is how it works on most other targets with USB charging.
The record button is legacy behaviour. In the past it didn't actually
take you to the recording screen.
> Certainly it should be documented in the manual as a quirk / side-effect?
Again this is a result of the recording feature being added to the
record button, rather than just a menu entry. I'm not sure how it all
came about, but the quirk wasn't thought of. At this point, it'd be
better to simply factor out the quirk, which means changing the button,
but there's some disagreement on what exactly the final behaviour should
be. I believe there's an entry on the patch tracker where this is discussed.
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