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Louis-David Mitterrand
2008-04-09, 00:14
Hi,

Among two "now playing" screensavers, one is labeled "(jump back on
wake").

I tried both and didn't see any visible difference. What does that
"jump" do?

Thanks,

max.spicer
2008-04-09, 00:28
Among two "now playing" screensavers, one is labeled "(jump back on
wake").

I tried both and didn't see any visible difference. What does that
"jump" do?

Jump back on wake remembers where you were in a menu before the screensaver kicked in and will put you back there when the screensaver exits. The non-jump option would put you back to the Home menu.

e.g. if you're in Browse->Albums->Monty Python Sings->14. Eric the Half a Bee and the screen saver kicks in, the next time you push a button you should be returned there. Without jump back, the next button push would put you back at Squeezebox/Transporter Home.

It really could do with some better wording!

Max

max.spicer
2008-04-09, 00:30
It really could do with some better wording!
Actually, I wonder when you wouldn't want jump back on wake. A better solution might be just to remove the non-jump option.

*Max awaits howls of protest* ;-)

Max

Louis-David Mitterrand
2008-04-09, 01:44
On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:28:57AM -0700, max.spicer wrote:
>
> Louis-David Mitterrand;289370 Wrote:
> > Among two "now playing" screensavers, one is labeled "(jump back on
> > wake").
> >
> > I tried both and didn't see any visible difference. What does that
> > "jump" do?
>
> Jump back on wake remembers where you were in a menu before the
> screensaver kicked in and will put you back there when the screensaver
> exits. The non-jump option would put you back to the Home menu.
>
> e.g. if you're in Browse->Albums->Monty Python Sings->14. Eric the Half
> a Bee and the screen saver kicks in, the next time you push a button you
> should be returned there. Without jump back, the next button push would
> put you back at Squeezebox/Transporter Home.
>
> It really could do with some better wording!

Thanks for the explanation. Indeed the "jump" option is much more
logical and should be the default.

Cheers,

NewBuyer
2008-04-09, 14:11
On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:28:57AM -0700, max.spicer wrote:[color=blue]
...Indeed the "jump" option is much more
logical and should be the default.

Cheers,

I agree with this too.

Ben Sandee
2008-04-09, 14:19
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 4:11 PM, NewBuyer <
NewBuyer.37mc2z1207775701 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Louis-David Mitterrand;289401 Wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:28:57AM -0700, max.spicer wrote:[color=blue]
> > ...Indeed the "jump" option is much more
> > logical and should be the default.
> >
> > Cheers,
>
> I agree with this too.
>

I disagree completely. If I've left the room for a few hours and come back
I have no idea where I happened to leave the menu state so I would never
enable this. The good thing is if it's logical for you then you can enable
it -- problem solved! :-)

Ben

JJZolx
2008-04-09, 16:51
I disagree completely. If I've left the room for a few hours and come back
I have no idea where I happened to leave the menu state so I would never
enable this. The good thing is if it's logical for you then you can enable
it -- problem solved!

Default settings are always debatable. IMO, the current defaults could use some reviewing, as I find many in a new installation that seem illogical from the standpoint of what I think the average user would want. For people having used the server for several years, maybe they don't ever see the defaults from a new installation. One thing that really bugs me is that a new install will launch a scan before you can set things like multi-disc grouping, so you have to wait for the scan to complete (or figure out how to kill it) before you can scan the library correctly.

I don't use the remote interface a lot, but isn't it pretty easy to use the Home button or left arrows to get back Home? You don't need to know where you are in the nav tree. The inverse isn't nearly as true - it' not always quick to navigate back to where you were.