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Subject: Re: fs#10766

Re: fs#10766

From: The Seven <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 02:07:37 +0200

Am 12.08.2010 21:41, schrieb Dave Hooper:
> Regarding using scrollwheel to change track position: you then lose the
> ability to change volume. You still need some user-driven mode switch to
> say what you want the various buttons to do, and this is no different
> really. Perhaps a 'use scrollwheel' skip mode could ALSO be added, and
> then you need to disable it to change volume, but that seems a bit
> convoluted in my opinion. If you can think of an intuitive modeswitch to
> let user use scrollwheel for track position, the same modeswitch could
> be used to activate/deactivate skip mode too, rather than going to
> Settings menu?

I really like the Apple UI when it comes to this:
By default, the wheel will change volume. If you press the center button
once and then scroll the wheel, it will skip. If you press the center
button again and then scroll, you can modify the rating of the track.
Once there is no activity for a few seconds, it will go back to volume
changing mode.

The problem is that this would need a short press button for the mode
switch (ideally the center one), which is currently mapped differently.
I personally would like to sacrifice the "go to file browser" button in
favor of that. You could still go to the file browser through the menu,
or we could add it as the first entry in the context menu.

Received on 2010-08-13

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