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Subject: Re: Software "Off" switch?

Re: Software "Off" switch?

From: Mike Hodson <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 19:29:03 -0700

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Paul Louden <> wrote:
> Mike Hodson wrote:
>> or just removing the
>> player entirely to turn on hold.
> Considering the original topic of the thread is a software shutdown option
> in the menu, this would certainly require even more maneuvering than simply
> pausing and putting on hold. Meanwhile the Apple firmware wakes up from a
> press on Menu or Select. One of these is almost guaranteed to be pressed if
> anything of considerable size bumps the face of the player. So basically, if
> you're shut down you need "Hold" enabled anyway to prevent accidental power
> ons.

I was unaware that the iPod OF would also wake on Select.
I'll continue to rely on the H320's buttons being rather stiff to
avoid power-on in my case.

> I'm not sure I understand your point here. "..." doesn't convey any
> information I can actually derive something from. Was that a "I'm silent
> because I wasn't aware it wasn't indefinite" or silence because you
> disbelieve my information, or something else?

Sorry. I meant to infer that I was concatenating your 2 responses and
removed my response between, grouping my one reply to your 2 points.
I will just use a blank line in the future. Sorry for the confusion.

> Sadly, the people interested in such a mode rarely step forward to do the
> work, which is the main reason why such a mode doesn't exist, I suspect.

Or, more likely they are like me.. I've got a good concept of how C
code is written, I can write basic ANSI C that manipulates relatively
basic arrays and such (took 1 year of C programming in college, never
did any beyond this) but am completely stumped trying to understand
enough of the intricacies to come up with a useful way of implementing

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