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Subject: Re: End of list beep

Re: End of list beep

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 01:12:22 -0500

Andrew Hart wrote:
> Of course, the idea isn't to wait for the beep and go around a second
> time; the aim is to get close to it on the first pass. The beep is to
> let you know you've muffed it and also gives you a guide for the second
> attempt which can be made simply by keeping the button depressed.
Since you've been trying to make partial approximations the whole time,
how does it give you a guide? And, unless your item is near the end (in
which case you should be coming from the bottom up instead) aren't you
likely to know you've missed it by stopping and hearing some filename
after your target quite some time before you get to the end of the
listing? It still sounds like the beep is something you'll only hear if
you're searching for something in a more inefficient way than necessary.
Received on 2009-06-15

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