From: David R. Sky <davidsky@sh...> - 2005-12-23 10:37:42
Leland: When moving up and down the track list, do you think it
would be better to hear the track number if the track still has its
default name? So, instead of "Audio Track" you'd hear something
like "Track 1" or "Track 2". This would only happen if you didn't
rename the track. In that case, you'd get whatever the track name
David: Those are great default names, since currently "audio track"
does not have any meaning once there are at least two tracks -which
is why I've been renaming them.
Leland: As far as having to reverse directions, think of the track
list as any other list or multi-line text field. Once you hit the
bottom, you have to turn around and go back to the top.
David: This is what I intended to write previously: When I start at
the top of the list (a click) then down-arrow once, I hear one of
the tracks spoken. down-arrow a second time gets a click, not the
second track name. I have to reverse (up-arrow) in order to hear
the second track announced. Up-arrow again gets a click not the
name of the first track. A bit counter-intuitive to me.
Leland: Originally, it did wrap from one end of the list of tracks
to the other. So, if you were moving down and hit the last track,
moving down once more would place you back on the first track.
To me, this "circular" seemed like it could get a tab bit
confusing, but it could be easily changed.
David: For a large number of tracks this circular approach may be
particularly useful otherwise it might get kinda tedious going back
to track 1 if I just finished working on track 8. A suggestion - if
you used the circular track menu method, you could introduce a beep
or bell when the user moves from first to last track or vice versa.
Is it possible to put this choice in preferences? - circular or
linear track naming?
I like the circular approach to menus such as in the effects menu -
I typically have added literally dozens of plug-ins I've written
or been working on, the good thing about the effects menu is that
(in Windows 98 at least), pushing the first letter of a plug-in (d
for delay/delay with pan shift/delay with pitch shift/etc) cycles
through those effects. Very efficient especially with lotsa plugs.