I'm glad you are interested in my ideas. please post your comments to the mailinglist.
I tried to take all the previous discussion on the mailingist into
consideration, but I might have forgotten something. Please remind me
of those things.
Those are my ideas, to replace the main menu:
You will notice some new items, and the merged settings menu:
There should be the possibility to configure this item to
It should contain additional items, as soon as tag-support is usable.
- open one specific folder, e.g. /music/
- open place were you last played music
- play were you left
access all of those possibilities it could be possible to add a
sub-menu, accessed via A-B, as it is some kind off settings menu.
The same thing could be done with the file-browser, to show bookmarks,
Radio to open one specific channel, recorder to select preset recording
simply the filebrowser
"System" (still settings in mockup)
all settings, as I think it is not neccessary to access e.g. soung
settings directly from the main menu, you will must likely open them
from the music player. Pressing A-B will open the applications
settings. This means Pressing A-B in File Browser mode should open the
File View settings, not the main menu. Main menu could be accessed e.g.
by holding NAVI, as this afaik not yet in use, so it could be
accessible from everywhere, allowing fast changes between apps.
One example, why this is better: You
are trying to make some recordings, and are playing around with the
settings. you have to change between recorder ald player mode very
often. this is faster now, and having configured "play music" to open
last place, you will be able to play your recording within an instant.
It would be nice to have a
settings item "customize", which contains all look & feel settings.
Those are the Display settings, Language, and the Themes, perhaps
peak meter should be moved to recording.
Bookmarking is the same categorie like resume on startup, so it should be moved to Playback.
Structure of the settings menu:
- System (renamed, because "Info" is not a setting, still belongs here imho)
- Display settings
- Sound settings
- Playback settings
- Bookmarking (moved here)
- Browser settings (was File View)
- Peak meter (moved here)
- Radio settings (as soon as there are any)
- Startup settings (NEW)
- show main menu
- show file browser
- resume were I left (moved here)
- Manage settings
I know, some people will hate me for suggesting to change the menu structure, but I hope this is logical and easy to use.
Some additional mockups I made. Not at all perfect, just some fast
work, to see what could be possible by changing icons, and adding some
You will notice, I used status icons AND text. I think the display is big enough to offer this choice.
The Icons I used are from the Tango Desktop Project.