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Subject: Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menusystem)

Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menusystem)

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 11:20:01 -0500

I think most things you've mentioned as possibly going in a quick settings
menu actually fit better in the Context Menu (and in fact several of them
already are).

On 8/23/06, Simon M. <> wrote:
> I agree with completely with XavierGr, rockbox menus are great as they
> are and don't need a complete rework.
> A few settings that you only set once (beep volume, anti skip buffer,
> battery...) should be put further down,. Other options, that toggle
> functions, for instance crossfade, eq, replaygain, _sleeptimer_,
> tagcache, should be easy to reach.
> But these are only minor optimisations, I don't feel the menus are
> unorganized.
> As I am writing this, I have a new idea:
> I think it would be nice to have shortcut menu where you can toggle
> features of rockbox on and of: crossfeed, replaygain, crossfade, eq,
> shuffle, repeat, party mode, file view, sleep timer (not a toggle but
> i'd like it there)... In the best case scenario you would only need
> the toggle menu regularily, once you have configured the other options
> in general settings.
> In the menu root we would have something like:
> ...
> quick settings
> general configuration
> ...
> This is not the same as the quickmenu that is already there, because
> this could contain every setting that you use to "turn someting on".
> Options in the this "quick settings" menu should still be duplicated
> in the general settings menu, because most of us are trained to go
> deep inside the menus automatically to set a regular used feature and
> I would like to have structure where you can reach every setting that
> is settable.
> having an "advanced" menu entry would complicate things, because I
> know that I would search the wrong menu tree every time for things I
> don't use often .It is likely that there are settings in the simple
> menu that I never use.
> --
> Rincewind
Received on 2006-08-23

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