• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mark - 2008-03-21
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon - 2008-03-30

FS#8773 - "Shuffle" button

It would be cool if there was a “shuffle” button to quickly play music starting with a random track instead of going to the database, enabling shuffle, and pressing on a random song.

This would work like it does in the apple firmware

Closed by  Björn Stenberg
2008-03-30 08:21
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

Paul Louden commented on 2008-03-21 04:29

Are you aware of the quick-menu to easily turn shuffle off and on?

Mark commented on 2008-03-21 11:05

yes i am

Paul Louden commented on 2008-03-21 11:11

So you’re basically making a feature requests to save about 4 keypresses?

Mark commented on 2008-03-21 11:16

the problem isn’t turning shuffle off/on

it would just be convinient if it could just to a “quick shuffle and play” instead of turning on shuffle, going to the database and selecting a song

Paul Louden commented on 2008-03-21 11:18

Have you tried simply doing an “Insert Shuffled” on a category?

Mark commented on 2008-03-21 11:21

no…can you do it on the entire list of tracks?

Even so, that would still require going to the database 1st.

I don’t know if you have ever used the apple firmware. If you have, you will notice how convinient it is to have a shuffle option on the main screen

Paul Louden commented on 2008-03-21 11:25

You never mentioned it being on the main menu. Even if it’s on the main menu, that doesn’t increase the number of button presses it would save you, as you’d probably have to scroll down past the database to get to it anyway. It’d still only save you about 4 presses.

Marc Guay commented on 2008-03-21 14:24

You might find the “Play Selected First” setting useful if you don’t want to randomly select the first song yourself. I think the basic response to this is going to be: Not everyone would use this feature (me, for example) and it would therefore clutter up the main menu for people who don’t use it, and given that there are a variety of easy ways to do it otherwise, the negatives outweigh the positives.


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