FS#9551 - PLAY and STOP buttons should be universal (where possible)

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Friday, 14 November 2008, 14:46 GMT
Last edited by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Friday, 14 November 2008, 16:17 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category User Interface
Status New
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 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Where possible (i.e. the buttons aren't needed for somethinig else), the PLAY button should go straight to the WPS (resuming as required) or radio.

These are almost the case, but on the H300 there are the following exceptions:

- Rockbox Info (PLAY performs the disk free space scan, same as SELECT)
- Playlist Viewer when selected from the Main > Playlists menu (PLAY returns to the menu above, same as LEFT)
- Sleep Timer (PLAY does nothing)
- Debug Manu (PLAY enters the selected item, same as SELECT)
- Browse x in Settings, where x = Themes, Fonts or .cfg/.wps/.rwps Files (PLAY returns to the menu above, same as LEFT). (Note that the plugin browser works fine!)

Similarly, the STOP button should stop playback, which is largely ok, except:

- In the Playlist Viewer (STOP does nothing)

I don't have any other targets handy, but feel free to add any other suspect screens here.
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Comment by Gareth (Mystic_kitsune) - Friday, 14 November 2008, 16:15 GMT
Sansa E250 V1, the select recent bookmarks screen,and debug menu screen, play does nothing
Comment by Alexander Levin (fml2) - Saturday, 15 November 2008, 20:59 GMT
Sansa e200, iriver H120, maybe others as well: in the 'Show Track Info' screen (displayed via context menu in WPS), PLAY does nothing. The screen is left by pressing LEFT or STOP.
Comment by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 21:25 GMT
Is this really a bug?
Comment by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 21:28 GMT
I dont think so.. a wiki page of inconsistent keys would be more useufl
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Friday, 18 December 2009, 08:33 GMT
I can't speak for other targets, but I do think the H300 examples I gave *are* bugs. 99% of the UI has universal and consistent use of the PLAY and STOP keys, and there's no reason for the above not to be fixed (i.e. no keymap contention - these keys do nothing at the moment).

Please leave it open - I may even work my way through them and fix them.