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DeVerm
2008-11-23, 14:23
Hi all,

before entering an enhancement request on the bugtracker, I would like to hear your thoughts on this;

I hear many complaints about the rotary dial when your library is really big. If have trouble too, not getting to the right letter (it takes some time but less than selecting first letter like on SC web interface), but overshooting it.

My idea is to add a wiggle function to the rotary dial. If you wiggle instead of rotate, it changes mode to show the alphabet to select the first letter of the album/artist, followed by press middle button to get to that part of the list. This wiggle-detect should be made fool-proof enough to be not activated when just scrolling up and down a bit... like three quick fwd-rev wiggles or something.

What do you think?

cheers,
Nick.

finnbrodersen
2008-11-23, 14:36
hi

my main problem to scroll through long lists with
the SBC scroll-wheel is the acceleration which
kicks in like hell all of a sudden, e.g. I "overshoot"
my target (stopping at S when aiming at P)

I think some settings to control the acceleration
function could work wonders.

Just my 5c worth

DeVerm
2008-11-23, 14:50
hi

my main problem to scroll through long lists with
the SBC scroll-wheel is the acceleration which
kicks in like hell all of a sudden, e.g. I "overshoot"
my target (stopping at S when aiming at P)

I think some settings to control the acceleration
function could work wonders.

Sure, that's what I wrote (overshoot). But if you make the acceleration smoother, it'll take longer. I think it will accelerate less when you dial a little slower, but I'm not sure. It might be made better though, I agree, but I would still want the wiggle mode to get to halfway parts of the list instead of turning like crazy for 20 secs, even if I don't need to reverse after overshooting it!

cheers,
Nick.

peter
2008-11-23, 15:15
DeVerm wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> before entering an enhancement request on the bugtracker, I would like
> to hear your thoughts on this;
>
> I hear many complaints about the rotary dial when your library is
> really big. If have trouble too, not getting to the right letter (it
> takes some time but less than selecting first letter like on SC web
> interface), but overshooting it.
>
> My idea is to add a wiggle function to the rotary dial. If you wiggle
> instead of rotate, it changes mode to show the alphabet to select the
> first letter of the album/artist, followed by press middle button to
> get to that part of the list. This wiggle-detect should be made
> fool-proof enough to be not activated when just scrolling up and down a
> bit... like three quick fwd-rev wiggles or something.
>

I wouldn't mind just adding in an alphabet list. Whenever I select
Browse Albums, I'd first go to an #,A-Z selector. Pressing the center
button twice would start the list at the top as it does now.
Selecting K would take you somewhere near the middle of the list, from
where you can move up to J or down to L by scrolling through the albums.

The wiggling stuff sounds a bit to unpredictable to me.

Regards,
Peter