• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Patches
  • Category User Interface
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Stephane Doyon - 2006-10-25
Last edited by Nils Wallménius - 2007-08-16

FS#6237 - Shorter hover delay for talk mp3 clips

The hover delay seems way too long to me. The half-second delay makes it
pretty sluggish. Think about it: read through a directory of 20 files,
not only do you need to wait for the disk to spin, files to be loaded and
the name to be spoken, you wait an extra 10secs doing nothing…

I’m not entirely sure about the hover concept; the comment says it’s
there to avoid immediate disk activity. I guess you might want to be able
to click rapidly through a directory without opening every file. But if
you’ve set talk_file to talk mp3 clip, it’s probably because you need
those names spoken and you’ll be waiting for them. (And you should
probably increase your disk spin down setting slightly.) I propose
changing the delay from HZ/2 to HZ/4. A tiny change, but FAR LESS
ANNOYING. As long as you click 4 times per second, no clips should be

Someone wanted to increase that delay a short while ago, something about
the ipod clickwheel. Could someone explain the problem to me? If there is
an issue with this, we can just make it target-specific, or a
configurable setting. I might like it even shorter…

Closed by  Nils Wallménius
2007-08-16 08:46
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  

This faced resistance, some people like it shorter, some people like it longer… I guess it comes down to personal taste.


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