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Subject: Re: iRiver button usage for 3.0.

Re: iRiver button usage for 3.0.

From: Michael DiFebbo <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:44:45 -0400

Liberman Shachar (Lamed) wrote:
> This are all true and I gave those aspects a lot of thinking myself.
> There's no real use for the stop button in anything except the WPS.
> you can _always_ go one level up using right button, so i've figured the
> probably most used
> option in rockbox (and that takes at least 5 different button presses as it
> is now) is the playlist screen,
> so I suggest STOP to go from fileview (or tag view) to playlist view and
> back. pressing it on menus should
> take you back to viewing files, while pressing play should always take you
> back to the wps.
> That way you have VOL +/- and pause/stop two clicks away, (unless you're
> already in the wps)
> and you can always navigate your music fast.
Though not exactly the same as what you propose, there is a patch on the
patch tracker right now that accomplishes many of the same things as
what you propose. The patch allows the user to enter the WPS by
pressing play from just about anywhere in the File Browser OR the menu
system (instead of just from the File Browser, as is currently the
case). In addition, this patch allows the user to exit the menu through
a single click of the button that invokes the menu (A-B on the iriver
series). Users can still navigate back up the menu hierarchy by using
the back key, but they can also get back to the File Browser or WPS with
a single click. I've been using this patch on the iPod 5G and the
iriver H100 and it works great. It makes the overall navigation more
consistent, and significantly reduces the number of key presses
necessary to get from one part of Rockbox to another.

The patch is located here:

I've discussed this patch with a number of developers both on IRC and in
the forums, and there seems to be support for committing this patch; we
just need to get it tested on Archos and iAudio platforms.
Received on 2006-06-12

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