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Subject: Re: Interface fundamental proposition.

Re: Interface fundamental proposition.

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 22:57:38 +1000

> I assume you're talking about the "Power/Menu" button on the Sansa. It
> has two labels, Power, and Menu. I suggest we use it as the "Power"
> button is used on other targets, because there's also a second "Menu"
> button on the Sansa that serves the purpose of the Menu button on
> other targets perfectly well. This results in a consistent interface
> among targets, and the only thing we ignore is that the button had a
> dual purpose in the original firmware. The menu-only button is the
> closest match to the "Menu" abstraction, and the "Power/Menu" button
> is closest to the "Power/Stop" abstraction.
yes, but If what you want to do happens, the power/menu button (which
is probably the easiest button on the thing to press) becomes almost
never used.

I agree that some consistancy should be there, but I dont think that
making one target less user friendly for the sake of this is a good
Received on 2007-05-29

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