Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Idea for new progress slider

Another optional progress meter could be a digital/LED-style timer (either
countdown or count up, user selectable) with two arrows underneat. Press and
hold on a button and it moves in that direction. The longer you hold the
faster it goes. Or do as some DVD players do: Press once for 2x, twice for 4x,
thrice for 8x and so on.

On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:54:39 +0100, Martin Jeppesen wrote
> > I like the idea, even though it's somewhat unusual. I'd like to add to
> > it though: I think it's (somewhat) important to be able to seek to far
> > ends of the song sometimes. So even if centered on the current playing
> > position, the progress bar should cover the entire track's length. In
> > order to have a very high resolution near the current playing position,
> > it could be scaled logarithmically or something, so as to be able to
> > easily jump back both 10 seconds ("Did you hear that riff") and 15
> > minutes or something on audiobooks ("I forgot to pause it when the phone
> > rang...")
> None-linear slider sounds like a good idea to me.
> > I think it would take getting used to but would evolve into a powerful
> > tool once you're used to it. In order to get used to the scaling, there
> > might be tickmarks indicating like 10s back, 1m back, etc.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think that can be done as 10s
> back will have a different location when there have gone 1 second.
> Won't the tick marks have to adapt constantly?
> > Also, since it's not the default way of doing progress bars, it should
> > be optional, but advertised... ;)
> Probably =)
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