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

Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:10:29 -0000 (UTC)

Paul Louden wrote:
> Going to the radio is, more or less, something you're unlikely to do
> many times a minute. When you're creating playlists, insertion is a
> function you may do a few dozen times a minute for many minutes. Being
> able to streamline this by making it a single button is very helpful. As
> well because it's the "insert" function (and not Insert Next or Insert
> Last) you can tell it whether you're adding songs after your current one
> or after the end of the playlist by starting with the "next" or "last"
> versions through the menu, then following with the button press, making
> it a very flexible single button.

But I don't /ever/ create playlists on the fly. I use pre-built playlists
for complete albums, and some home-made playlists that are all built on
the PC and then loaded up. This would be something I would never use, and
I resent having my usage "broken" in this way! Ok, a bit over-dramatic :-)
but there are as many opinions on what a spare button should do as there
are users of Rockbox. However many you satisfy with a change like this,
there will likely be more people that woudn't have chosen that fixed
action to be bound to that button.

I'm still of the opinion that until we have some kind of choice for the
user (either from a limited preset list of actions, or full configuration,
either way including the "none" option), we shouldn't be changing current
keybindings on already-released players.
Mike Holden - the place to shop for all manner of hand crafted
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Received on 2009-03-05

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