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FS#8105 - Hitting "back" in context menu to go to previous category

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mark (Xebozone) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 04:04 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 10:06 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category User Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon)
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

Details

The interface would be a lot more symmetrical if hitting back (on the iPod, hitting the rewind key) would go to the previous sub-menu of the context menu interface instead of the original screen in which the context menu was activated. Of course, if there is no previous sub-menu, then it can return to the original menu.

Hitting forwards goes to the next sub-menu, so I don't see why hitting back shouldn't go to the previous sub-menu!

example:

WPS
"long hold" -> context menu
highlight "Bookmarks"
Hit "forward" -> "Bookmarks sub-menu" (oops! unintended)
Hit "back" -> "context menu" (ah, better! now I can select what I really wanted)

instead of

Hit "back" -> "WPS" (on the sub-menu)

once again, hitting back in the context menu to return to the WPS feels natural, but hitting back within a context menu sub-menu would feel more natural if it returned back to the context menu.
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Closed by  Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon)
Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 10:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 07:29 GMT
I agree.
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 08:50 GMT
Of course. The menu hierarchy should be respected. It should not return to the WPS until you quit the top level, *or* select an item from one of the submenus (which is what separates the context menus from the main menu, that you leave the menu by selecting an item).
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 09:42 GMT
"The menu hierarchy should be respected. It should not return to the WPS until you quit the top level"
Already mentioned:
"Of course, if there is no previous sub-menu, then it can return to the original menu."

The behavior I propose is the same behavior in the database and in other sections of rockbox such as the settings, so we should unify the behavior throughout rockbox for flow purposes anyways. It's very confusing to have a different interface for one menu, especially if it looks and should behave exactly like the other menus
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 09:43 GMT
Remember that there is a context menu in the file browser, so that needs to be changed too if it is a separate function

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