FS#6432 - iPod: Resets too easily!

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by The Doctor What (docwhat) - Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 12:28 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Settings
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod Mini
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


What happens:
When plugging in or unplugging my ipod, if the hold switch is on, it looses all my settings.

What I expect to happen:
It shouldn't loose my settings unless I perform an explicit action.

Since it isn't really possible to detect that the iPod was just unplugged, I would argue that the hold switch isn't a good way to send a reset. One suggestion from IRC was to have the hold switch cause a "do you want to reset" dialog to appear on startup. The dialog would temporarily reset settings until the user makes a decision.

Another solution: Rockbox could look for a default.cfg file, when resetting, and use those settings. This way I would always have the settings I have worked on!

I and a friend both have problems with this feature. My friend didn't realize why the settings kept resetting. He just assumed Rockbox was broken. When I told him about this feature, he decided his best option was to just not use any settings.

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Closed by  Nils Wallménius (nls)
Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 13:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:  As this is not a bug report, but rather a request to change behaviour it is a duplicate of  FS#5709