FS#2642 - Enhanced list scrolling: easy page skipping, dynamic scroll

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mikerman (mikerman) - Sunday, 21 August 2005, 22:45 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Sunday, 29 July 2007, 09:19 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Especially for long lists like database lists and directory
lists, it would be very helpful to have enhanced vertical
scrolling abilities. 3 suggestions:

-- dynamic speed scrolling through lists, in which the
speed increases the longer the up or down button
(joystick) is pressed

-- page scrolling thought lists--right now this can be
done thru the on + up/down button combination, but that
is hard or impossible to do one-handed; it is
recommened to replace that button combination with a
short press of the joystick up or down followed by a long
press and hold in that direction

-- scrolling that would jump to the next alphabetical
listing of items, thru the above button combination.

These feature would be of great value and use--thanks
for considering their possibility and implementation.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Sunday, 29 July 2007, 09:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by mrpringle (mrpringle) - Monday, 12 December 2005, 01:21 GMT

I completely agree,
It would be good if the user could set the list scroll speed
also, I have a lot of directories and being able to scroll
through the directories quicker would be great.
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Saturday, 30 June 2007, 10:11 GMT
For the original apple software, the scrolling starts off slow, and it increases the longer and faster you scroll. Eventually, when scrolling is fast enough, an image overlay pops up over the list and you scroll through the letters of the alphabet (The current letter that the user is scrolling to is the image). When the user stops, the list is at the start of that letter. I would like to see this implemented into rockbox, as scrolling through a long list is quite annoying.
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Saturday, 30 June 2007, 10:11 GMT
I think that all 'scrolling requests' should be closed and linked to this page, or to another dedicated page...
Comment by Teun (The_Candyman) - Friday, 27 July 2007, 18:23 GMT
I completely agree with Mark: it would be great if the ABC-scrolling was available in Rockbox!
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 05:05 GMT
It's nearly been a month since my last comment.

Any user of rockbox should have problems scrolling through large lists, and I'm sure many people have hundreds of songs, so I'm surprised that a faster scrolling method hasn't been implemented yet after all this time!

We need a developer on this. I think this is more important than some of the other tasks
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 08:44 GMT
I am a Rockbox user, and I don't have problems scrolling through my large music collection. That may be because I mainly use iriver H140 and my iAudio X5. I'm pretty sure that this scrolling problem is specific to some (ipod) targets. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that there is no faster scrolling method "after all this time".
Comment by Teun (The_Candyman) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 11:16 GMT
I don't agree: everyone whose music libary contains more than, say 200 artist, will have scrolling issues. Therefore i'm surprised too, that there is no faster scrolling method "after all this time".
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 14:01 GMT
I guess that's why I don't experience the problem. I only have ~230 artists in my collection on my H140.
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Sunday, 29 July 2007, 02:34 GMT
We can encourage developer activity by voting!
Comment by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Sunday, 29 July 2007, 09:18 GMT