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Subject: Re: Default settings for the release

Re: Default settings for the release

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:22:20 +0100

Paul Louden schrieb:
> Thomas Martitz wrote:
>> I think it might be very annoying for users which already know
>> Rockbox quite well (and I claim it's a quite decent amount of people).
>> How about we extend the warning to something like this:
>> "Erase dynamic playlist"?
>> Select - Yes
>> (any free button) - Yes, and don't this again
>> Other - No
> I think this option will lead to people accidentally disabling the
> option. Current users of Rockbox probably know enough to be able to
> disable the setting, anyway. It's only something that needs to be done
> once.

Do you really think the risk is so high that it's not worth the
implemention? It's one button. The risk is higher that the user doesn't
get his selection to be played due to "other - no" which may lead to

I actually believe that new users take the time to read 4 little lines
of text, especially if they expected music to be played back.

Marc Guay schrieb:
> This discussion concerns the default settings, which are only used by
> new users until they modify them. People who know Rockbox well
> already are not of any concern.
> I think that this is a bad idea.
> Marc
Well, it'll also hit every user which never changed the default setting.
Due to the way Rockbox works, settings that are not changed will always
be the default, even if the default value changes

Nils schrieb:
> The point of defaults is to be reasonably nice to most users and
> especially new users because experienced users will know how to change
> settings anyway.
> Nils
This way of showing the warning wouldn't at all reduce the way it works.
The warning will show up, just that the user can decide in place if he
wants to be notified.

I think my proposal is just as reasonable to new users, and more
reasonable to users who know what they do.
Received on 2008-12-16

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