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Subject: Re: Replaygain without a setting, and other menu cleaning.

Re: Replaygain without a setting, and other menu cleaning.

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:31:18 +0100


> pondlife wrote:
>> Sorry - I misread that.
>> (I do think that the basic menu layout is a bigger usability issue than
>> the points you've raised though - "General settings" indeed ;-) )
> While the general layout is a problem, aside from replaygain the two
> screens I've mentioned are very hard to use on scrollwheel targets without
> a manual on hand and without advanced warning you won't know they're going
> to be so different and are unlikely to look them up in advance after
> learning the basic controls of Rockbox. Especially the pitch screen, which
> would require live experimentation to learn the controls.
> While the overall layout is a "bigger" problem, these problems are ones
> that a user will have a harder time coping with (I think) in the shorter
> term sense, because they aren't something that can be resolved by simple
> observation - they require actual experimentation, and in some cases may
> even trick a user into thinking something is impossible. With the menus,
> you can just iterate through all the lists until you see the option you
> want isn't there. With the pitch screen you may not even realize the
> screen can be toggled to different modes at all without the manual.
So why not have some kind of menu when you first enter the pitch screen with
the three modes to select from.
Received on 2009-06-19

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