FS#8259 - Reorder the info screen

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Daniel Dalton (ddalton) - Saturday, 01 December 2007, 07:13 GMT
Last edited by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Friday, 12 December 2008, 21:51 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category User Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Version and buffer size shouldn't come before date.
So I have reorded the screen.
-battery level
-disk free space
-disk size
-buffer size

-battery level
-free disk space
-disk size
-buffer size

I would imagine most people would want to hear the time before version for example. So I think this is better because I usually want to hear battery level, time, date (sometimes) and free disk space.
I will sometimes check my version but not much. Most people probably remember that type of thing?
And the buffer size doesn't worry me too much...

And everyone knows how big their disk is so that should be at the bottom. But I thought it was a good idea to keep the disk stuff together and free disk space can be useful...
This task depends upon

Closed by  Frank Gevaerts (fg)
Friday, 12 December 2008, 21:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  The date and time aren't in the rockbox info screen any more
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Monday, 03 December 2007, 08:38 GMT
This is a matter of opinion, I fear... ;-) It may also be historically because the time and battery level are in the status bar (for sighted users), hence "not needed" in the info screen.

Note that both sequences allow time to be voiced with a single keypress (up in the current sequence, down in the new one).
Comment by Daniel Dalton (ddalton) - Monday, 03 December 2007, 09:45 GMT
I see what your saying, however, I think we also have to think about users that just rely on the voice. They need to hear the time and I am sure one or two extra keypresses for sighted users isn't too bad?
For example you said the sighted users had access to the time in the statusbar and I imagine the battery level is there as well. So what do they want to see? Their version number possibly? Maybe once every week or so. That's not something you look at every day.

The free disk space? I'll give you that one. So my attached patch hopefully has a solution:
-One tap of up will take you to the free disk space.
- two taps up will take you to disk size. I know no one cares about that but the disk stuff should be together.
-The rest is the same. So sighted users can use up and blind users can use a bit of both. I imagine you see the battery level as soon as the info menu opens?

It feels a little messy to me this patch but I'll let you decide. Is this solution ok? Can we access the information we want quicker?

Not tested but should work. I'll test now and if it doesn't work I'll upload a new version.

Oh and BTW I don't have my braille display here so I hope the indentation is ok.