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Subject: Re: Remove the System menu!

Re: Remove the System menu!

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:20:08 +1000

On 23 August 2011 18:29, Jonathan Gordon <> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is my view on the other thread about moving the Time & Date menu.
> Get rid of the System menu. it is entirely pointless.
> The items hat will be in it once T&D is moved (which sounds like a
> given) are: "Rockbox info", "credits", "running time", "debug".
> Rockbox info has very little actually useful information, credits can
> be got from the plugins menu, running time is nothing more than a
> waste of binary space, and debug serves basically no purpose and
> should be disabled by default (We've already talked about disabling it
> in release builds).
> What I'd much prefer to see is the current "settings" menu be renamed
> to "system" and either: 1) "settings" be a submenu, or 2) just copy
> all the items from the current "system" menu into the new
> "settings/system" menu.
> The main menu order should then be:
> * (hidden bookmarks)
> * Files
> * Database
> * playlist catalogue
> * resume playback
> * plugins
> * system
> and now the main menu makes some sense. Items are prioritized from the
> top down starting with ways to get to your music on to less important
> items. Resume playback i pushed down because just about all targets
> have a dedicated button to get there. I'd be happy to swap plugins and
> system.
> If the "system" menu didnt have "settings" as a submenu it would look
> like this (making it very obvious what is and isnt a setting):
> * rockbox info
> * sound settings
> * playback settings
> * general settings
> * Time & Date
> * theme settings
> * manage settings
> * running time (I'd rather nuke this though)
> * debug menu (remove also)
> * Credits
> Jonathan

As usual, the only way to get any discussion is to commit and fend off
the hordes in IRC after. So, This patch will be commited tonight (if I
have time) or sometime over the weekend.
All this does is move the contents of the settings menu into the
system menu, and move the system menu to where settings currently is.
It also changed the "rockbox info" icon. No other changes.

With this done the sleep timer patch can put all its settings in the
T&D screen with no issues.


Received on 2011-08-25

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