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Subject: Re: committal of patch

Re: committal of patch

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:59:46 +0100

> Thomas Martitiz wrote:
>> I can imagine that it speeds up browsing for the blinds. And that's what
>> Alex is reporting. Why can't you believe it?
>> Best regards,
> I'm trying to understand exactly how this feature is used because so far
> he's only described it as "it lets me identify the end of the list" and
> I'd really like to know the use-case for "spotting the end of the list"
> since most lists you're looking for a specific entry in, and you should
> only ever reach the end if the last entry is the one you want.
Hi Paul I understand you want to know why I find this patch useful.
Well I actually didn't know that holding the joystick in a given direction
continuously would take me to the end of a list and stop me there,
as a side note, perhaps the manual should be updated to say this?
however I just did a test, and once I was holding the joystick in a given
direction to scroll through the menu, the speech wasn't playing, which I
would find annoying if it was constantly trying to say things. The only
reason I knew scrolling to the end of the main menu had finished was because
I heard the beeping from the patch playing to indicate the end of the list
had been reached.
If the beeping hadn't been playing I wouldn't have known that scrolling had
stopped and the end of the menu was reached.
The same behaviour is also true in the file browser, so your information
about holding the joystick and this patch should make browsing a lot quicker
for me.
I find the beep patch most useful though in the file browser as I have
already said, but it is still nice to have it in menus.
as for how long the beep happens before the speech, I haven't actually timed
it, but I would estimate maybe half a second? you could always try the patch
out yourself perhaps?
Received on 2009-06-15

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