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Opened by bkd11 - 2009-10-18
Last edited by shotofadds - 2009-11-11

FS#10688 - Cowon D2 - Hold Menu button to easily return to WPS

Here’s a simple patch that allows quickly returning to the WPS by holding the menu button.
This patch was made from r23249.

Closed by  shotofadds
2009-11-11 23:20
Reason for closing:  Accepted
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The final patch was committed as r23616

It’s a good idea to have a ‘go to WPS’ shortcut like this, but a long press of MENU is currently used in most places to open the context menu - and I think that behaviour should stay.

If you can find another key combination that works (eg. MENU + PLUS or something?) I’d consider including that in the build, but I can’t include this as it stands.

bkd11 commented on 2009-10-18 23:47

Sorry, I forgot about the context menu. That definitely needs to stay. It’s too bad the d2 only has three buttons to work with.

I tried what you suggested and it seemed to work ok. I was also thinking maybe to add (MENU + MINUS) also so it would make it easier to do blind. Here is both so you can decide which is best.

I was thinking about this again today, and I think the D2’s physical buttons are a little too close together to make comfortable physical combo’s (even for me, and I’ve got small fingers!). About the only combination that’s comfortable and easy to use is PLUS + MINUS - so I propose to use that instead…

bkd11 commented on 2009-11-05 19:25

That makes sense but would require using two fingers. The way I’ve been doing it with the above patches is by pushing both buttons with the same finger. MENU + PLUS if using my right index finger, and MENU + MINUS if using my left. Couldn’t we just use all three methods? (PLUS + MINUS), (MENU + MINUS), (MENU + PLUS) That way people can choose which is most comfortable to them.

Oh, I see what you mean with one finger. That works too ;-)

I don’t really like the idea of having more than one button combination for the same thing (what happens if we find something else that needs to go on a button, there’ll be no combinations left….) so we should decide on one and stick to it. Having tried them all out a few times I think I prefer MENU + PLUS.

If you had to choose one, which would it be?

bkd11 commented on 2009-11-09 03:39

MENU + PLUS works good for me.

One more revision ;-)

I changed it so that the combo is triggered by holding PLUS first, then MENU (similar to pressing CTRL + <key> on a PC). I found this works better, as you no longer end up entering the context menu by mistake if you hold MENU too long. It’s still usable with one finger too.

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