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Subject: Re: parent directory when visiting shortcuts

Re: parent directory when visiting shortcuts

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:45:13 +0100

On Monday 13 April 2009 16:24, Al Le wrote:

> On 13.04.2009 02:27, Dan Davison wrote:
> > If you're in /dir1 and select an entry in a .link shortcut file which is
> > pointing at /dir2, and then hit <Prev>, you end up in /. I was wondering
> > whether this is the desired behaviour, or whether people would, in
> > principle, like <Prev> to send you back to /dir1?
> I think it's the desired behaviour. There is nothing like "folder
> history" (like in web browsers). The aim of shortcuts is just to quickly
> put you in the desired directory or point to the desired file -- as if
> you had navigated there by hand. After that's done all buttons work as
> usual. E.g. PREV takes you to the parent directory.

In that case would it perhaps be helpful to rename "PREV" (which implies the
previous location) to "PRNT" (I'm assuming there's a shortage of space for
the name, so it needs abbreviating) to make it clearer that it takes you up
one level, not back to the previous location?

> What you're talking about is a new concept to rockbox if I'm not
> mistaken. But it might be worth to discuss it (i.e. having something
> like a history of the visited locations).


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