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

Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

From: Boris Gjenero <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:17:08 -0500

Paul Louden wrote:
> Boris Gjenero wrote:
>> I find this to be a very valuable feature on other targets. I need a
>> way to turn on the backlight without causing side-effects. Undoing
>> side-effects is annoying. I also don't like "First Keypress Enables
>> Backlight Only" because then I need to know backlight state. For
>> example, if I want to go to the next track without looking, do I press
>> once and maybe only turn on the backlight or press twice and maybe
>> skip an additional track?
> You can listen. If you press "next" and it doesn't go to the next track,
> then you know you've turned on the backlight and can press it again. As
> well, you can tap "volume up" or "volume down" for immediate feedback.
> You could also simply look at the screen. And if you don't turn "first
> keypress" on, you can instead just start doing what you wanted to do,
> because the backlight will come on anyway. It's as simple as remembering
> what screen you left your player in.
> It doesn't seem wise, to me, to intentionally avoid vastly improving the
> playlisting situation simply to preserve a "backlight" button. Even
> assuming you don't know the player condition, this probably only happens
> occasionally. Which means one extra keypress to undo the volume change
> the first time you turn on the backlight, because brief fades will be
> short enough for you to remember where you are. In exchange, you save
> dozens to hundreds of keypresses every single time a playlist is created
> on-player. There is no workaround for the number of keypresses necessary
> to make a playlist on-player, while simply remembering how you left your
> player is an excellent workaround for needing a backlight button.

Hmm... yeah, you're right. The playlisting improvement is more
important than the loss of a backlight on button. I could get used to
what you describe.

Received on 2009-03-06

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