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Subject: Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:29:28 -0600

Karl Kurbjun wrote:
> I think that any button that does not have an obvious function based
> on it's label could be considered spare as long as the main functions
> are present
Who decides what the main functions are? Is "context menu" a main
function, or should that be configurable? What about the existing
pitch-screen combination? Is "resume playback" a main function or not,
since you can already get to it from the menu? What about players that
have two buttons labelled to do the same thing - do we keep both or is
one spare? If so, which one?
> For example the M:Robe 500 has a heart button on it. I no
> idea what the obvious intended function would be for that button in
> Rockbox,
The "obvious" intended function depends entirely on what other buttons
are on it. If you've got "every button but a menu button" labeled, then
the Heart button makes perfect sense to be the menu button, etc. This
still also doesn't address how to decide which buttons are spare and
which are essential. Every user is going to have his own opinion on
which functionality is "spare" based on their own use habits. Some
people have already claimed seeking is unnecessary and they should be
allowed to configure what long press of Next and Previous do.

Are you going to be monitoring the forums and explaining to users why
the buttons they want configured aren't possible, only the buttons *you*
think are unimportant get to be customizable?
Received on 2009-03-04

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