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Subject: Re: Software "Off" switch?

Re: Software "Off" switch?

From: constantine \(on laptop\) <"constantine>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:00:09 -0600

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Louden" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: Software "Off" switch?

> Sander Sweers wrote:
>> It is not about making sure the player is off. The issue is that there
>> is no way to tell before and during the spinup if you pressed stop
>> long enough for it to shutdown. If it was a menu option you would be
>> sure it is in the shutting down process.
> And how can you tell before there's visual feedback that your press of
> "Select" on the menu entry registered? That was my point: You still have
> the exact same problem.

Why don't you? Since you press the select (or enter, etc) button, why
wouldn't it power down? How about turning on key clicks, that'd help,
wouldn't it? Or is this ipod only?
>> That makes no sense the H340 does not have a power button.The play
>> button is used for startup and I can not understand why you ever would
>> want to add extra visual feedback..
> I was referring to the button that performs the shutdown function.
> Whether this is a button labeled "Play" or a button actually labeled
> "Power", functionally it can be thought of as "the button that powers
> down the player from within Rockbox."
> You're the one saying "You can't know if you've held the button long
> enough." I thought you wanted visual feedback. Simply having a menu
> entry would not ensure you knew it was powering down until you received
> some sort of feedback.
But you'd have the peace of mind of knowing it was powering down, right?

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