• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Patches
  • Category Drivers
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Version 3.1
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by fruchtschwert - 2009-02-01
Last edited by bluebrother - 2011-06-05

FS#9857 - Patch for switching off the buttonlight while the Select-Button is pressed: nice visual feedback

This patch is part of a new feature request.
I tried it out with my Sansa e200 which has an illuminated scrollring.

Now my proposal:

When the user is pressing the Select-Button (for example to choose an entry from the menu) the button-driver should turn off the light of the scrollring as long as the button is pressed.
It then appears as if the buttonlight is kind of “flashing” for a moment.

This is a nice visual feedback for pressing the button.

Attached you can find the patch for Rockbox 3.1, which I implemented for my Sansa e200.
The only file which is changed is “firmware/drivers/button.c”.
The code should work for all players (of course only makes sense if a buttonlight is available).

Closed by  bluebrother
2011-06-05 09:37
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
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no interest in the last 2 years, out of date.

here is the patch file ..

You can find the forum discussion here:

I applied your patch, and I think it’s great. But here’s the thing:

When you make button backlight off, your patch isn’t gonna work!


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