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@linuxstb "it runs on many different devices"- I feel final optimizations still need to be in place. However, we can bring some sense of consistency across all platforms by adopting common UI patterns. Can someone give me information regarding the display options available on B/W players, e.g., for color screen players we can use jpgs, what do we use in case of B/W players? Also, do we support .svg/ .png graphic files? If not, would we, in the future?
@AlexP:"we don't want to remove or hide options"- By default, nothing should be hidden, but I guess, we can atleast give the user the choice to decide what he wants to see/hide? E.g.: my ipod 5 g doesn't support recording and hence I have no use for it, I want to hide it.
Can someone give me information regarding the display options available on B/W players, e.g., for color screen players we can use jpgs, what do we use in case of B/W players? Also, do we support .svg/ .png graphic files?
E.g.: my ipod 5 g doesn't support recording and hence I have no use for it, I want to hide it.
crowded button maps??
It doesn't do much in terms of informing the user(especially a novice user) about the meaning of say, "LS" or "PK1".
These are terms someone familiar with equalizers would know, and it's not really possible for the UI to explain technical details, just like it doesn't explain "bitrate" or "sample rate" for recording users.
Is the manual's description of the graphical equaliser not sufficient?
I strongly suggest that you try out other players using the simulator before making any suggestions.
I always struggle with the idea that something we use frequently should be intuitive - actually I think that the opposite is true - you're going to use it frequently so it is worth your while getting to learn how to use it and be able to use the thing to its greatest capability.Driving a car is hardly intuitive but we almost all take the effort to spend weeks or months to master the user interface, same for the keyboard in front of you now.I don't want a dumbed down useless Rockbox - there's the Original Firmware with its pretty, but useless, pretend GUI for folk that like that.
Tool tips are horrible, they really slow you down and get very annoying.Your ipod video has one of the biggest screens (in fact the biggest of the standard targets) - most do not have plenty of room at all.
Actually, I was wondering about how much of a performance issue would it be if can display a kind of a tooltip which would inform the user about the intended usage/description of the item. Also, I think that space would not be an issue in most players, there's plenty of it available in mine below the equaliser UI. On a side note, a reason why the equaliser is hard to understand could be that it doesn't look anything like a real equaliser would look like! Most of them are vertical as opposed to the horizontal layout in Rockbox.
Good design helps us to understand a product- the user should not have to rely on the manual.
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