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Subject: Re: Software "Off" switch?

Re: Software "Off" switch?

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 15:53:13 -0800

I actually see these as being valid points. Perhaps there could be an
option in the RB Settings to enable/disable "show poweroff in main menu" or
something similar. It seems like enough people want this to justify it.


On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Jacob Rau <> wrote:

> Then how does the "power" key fail you, exactly? This is exactly what I
>> fail to understand. How is selecting a menu item *more* reliable than
>> holding a single button, when both of them are just that: a button press?
> I will add my two cents to this conversation.
> The problem I have with powering off is that I can only power down if I
> press _ONLY_ the power button, causing no other button presses/control
> events (spinning the wheel, pressing previous/next/select...). This applies
> to both targets I've used in my history: the iPod nano and the Sansa e200
> series.
> Why is this a problem? For a few reasons: for both targets, buttons are
> close together, so they are easy to mash. On the iPod, the wheel can click
> left/right unless the user is VERY careful to press firmly and stably. On
> the Sansa, the power button is _very_ stiff and close to other buttons.
> On both targets, getting the fsking player to shut down is frustrating! The
> original firmware of both players handles it much more naturally, not caring
> about other button presses and requiring a much shorter button press to
> achieve shutdown. In RB, it generally takes 2-3 tries (on both targets) to
> get it to shut down. IMO, that's a clear indicator that something is wrong.
> Personally, I don't care about a menu item. I just would like to see the
> power down function fixed.
> Jacob
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