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    Even if it isn't turned up very loud that the computer doesn't always pick up the computer keyword.

    Its problably more of a poor quality mic problem. When I am using the phone the person on the other end hears themselves so its picking up more then I would like it too...

    On a side note I have not been able to use voice yet. I uninstalled my SAPI and tried using the one that came with your installer. I can do the voice training and mic setup no problems, along with setting commands in CF. They just won't work for me. They worked great in 1.5.
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    Personally I like the new "combined" style RW/FF buttons. I didn't quite see the point of haven't 2 seperate buttons. Since you had to hold down the old RW/FF buttons anyway you might as well have them combined as you've implemented it now giving you the extra space - so i say keep those.

    As for speech I can't say I use it at the moment...due to the fact that it can't hear you while playing music. If you implemented it as Predator1 has suggested above then i'd see that as a real bonus! By using a hardware button or the global NAV speech button I think people would find it much more handy! therefore making it worth-while keeping it in the global NAV.

    Lastly for a configurable button I don't think it would follow the logic of the front-end. If you wish to keep it simple then keep the quick-launch style apps in the same area...being the drop-down menu. Further apps are kept in the main menu area. If you start putting too many routes to applications then things get confusing.

    However!! saying that I can think of a similar function for the global NAV - a flip-between-apps function. Rather than have it quick launch an app, have it flip between the current screen and one configurable spp. You can then give that button a set icon (so maintaining performance) but configure the screen it "flips" to. If you click it takes you to GPS, click it again and it will take you back to your original screen. This would always give you one-touch access to that favourite app (I'd have it GPS so i can flip between media and GPS).

    Just my thoughts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cold_fusion
    Personally I like the new "combined" style RW/FF buttons. I didn't quite see the point of haven't 2 seperate buttons. Since you had to hold down the old RW/FF buttons anyway you might as well have them combined as you've implemented it now giving you the extra space - so i say keep those.
    The major difference is that if you dont hold the current button long enough the song skips.. and using a touchscreen is difficult to hold the button. i am CONSTANTLY skipping songs by accident now. Its driving me
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    I think the bottom global nav is great like it is now. Combining the prev/next buttons with rew/ffw is a smart space saver. I have no problem pressing and holding on my touch screen. The only hard thing to do is double click.

    I switch between random/repeat/regular all the time, so that button is very useful to have access to all the time.

    I don't know about the usefulness of sapi button since I don't use it, but if it were me I'd take that button out and the visualizations button. I'd make the visualizations activated by pressing and holding the album art/visualization square in media for a second or so (how often do you need to switch in and out of visualizations? They're really only for showing off and if you're using something like gps or obdII you're going to to be watching those apps, not visuals) and I'd use the extra space created in the bottom bar to enlarge the pause and next/last buttons. They're the most commonly used buttons, but are no larger than any of the others. Why should the gamma button, which you may only use a few times a day, be the same size as the next/last buttons?

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    The addition of a GPS button would be great. I would like to be able to quickly hop over to the GPS screen, and then hop right back to music with the click of one button.

    Edit: I should note I want the button to hop over to Iguidance, not destinator for example.

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    I like the global menu, but to answer a couple of your questions:

    The mute button is useless to me as I don't use speech.

    I use the random button a lot, but don't think I've ever used it in a screen other than the media screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankino
    by the way I hava noticed a problem on the dropdown menu, both on my carpc and my desk machine.. launch CF, click menu and click media. instead of launching media it launchs mixer which is the button below (I edited the positions)
    again I click on mixer and it launches GPS (button below again)
    after few times using the menu this issue disappears and it works well
    This is off-topic for this thread, but I'm also having this issue. I'll post my observations in the bugs thread. Please take a look there because I'm curious to see if your symptoms are the same as mine.

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    David,

    Really good questions! I like where this is going. I might be echoing what others have said, but here is my input:

    1) FF/RR buttons merged is perfect. Why separate them if you have to hold down anyways... makes sense to put them together. Awesome. Lots of hardware buttons work like this on stereos anyway. Good way to save space. (and hardware LOL)

    2) Speech Mute button. Not much to say about that... I don't use speech at all. I wonder what percentage of people are using it, and find it helpful.

    3) New buttons on the bottom nav? All I can say is that I don't think it would be a good idea to put something like GPS button down there, because the bottom navbar is not present in Fullscreen. Which means there would need to be another way to get to GPS if you are in FS mode. Potentiall the global menu bar, if you move it to the top, right? Well the issue with this, is that now you have 2 totally different places to go back to GPS, depending on whether you are FS or not. This would be inconsistent, and I strongly believe one of the core principles of good UI is consistency/predictability.

    As you think about where to put buttons, think about whether they will always be in the same place under different scenarios (FS mode / not FS, different screens, etc.)

    Seems like worse case scenario, the top portion will always be available (i.e., when an app is in FS mode). I think this should be the spot where those crucial 'take me elsewhere' buttons should be placed -- not the bottom NavBar. Maybe the dropdown button at the top will suffice (despite the need for 2 clicks?)

    4) Random button works well where it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime
    1) FF/RR buttons merged is perfect. Why separate them if you have to hold down anyways... makes sense to put them together. Awesome. Lots of hardware buttons work like this on stereos anyway. Good way to save space. (and hardware LOL)
    You guys are killing me! This behavior is not cool! Someone please back me up... I cant see how you guys arent skipping songs, i do it like 10 times a day.

    Pressing and holding a hardware button and pressing and holding a software button are entirely different because you can feel a hardware button... Its quite apparent to me that you guys do not actually use the FF/RW regularly.

    Not to mention it takes a second to kick into rewind mode so if you have to rw/ff a couple times in a row its really akward.
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    buurin:

    I'm curious. How would separate buttons make it better/easier? The explanation you gave earlier about having to hold it long enough etc... I don't know that I understand. With separate buttons you still have to keep your finger on the button, right? Aside from the necessary 1/2 second pause it's the same. Or not?
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