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    Feedback on bottom global NAV

    Looking for some feedback on the new bottom global nav. First of all we condensed the previous/next and rewind/fastforward buttons. This has started to be common on a lot of devices to hold to rewind/fastword and we felt extra button actions would be more important. Also you get a good feel for where those buttons are and they perform multiple actions... I personally don't fastforward/rewind that much and we felt that having them in the same place made it easier to use...

    We also needed the space to add the back button on the far right... This is a quick button back to the main page and once on the main page you can set it to an action of nothing, close, restart, shutdown, etc...

    We are curious if the mute speech button in the global nav is something people feel they need or use. How many users that use speech feel this button is necessary? Most mics have a mute button on them themselves...

    If this button was to be statically replaced with something what would you, as users, want it to link to? GPS, where you could specify the integrated Destinator or an embedded external app? A quick link to media player?

    There is already a quick link to the media manager by clicking the main title area. We also plan to look into adding the menu button to the fullscreen headers so you have access to the shortcut menu in fullscreen mode.

    Do many users feel the random button deserves to be in the global nav? I personally toggle it often, but I'm curious about feedback from everyone else.

    Or do some wish they still had the independent fastword/rewind buttons seperate and the lose of the two new global actions?

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    I for one think perhaps having the bottom buttons be somewhat configurable would be a great idea. Just like how we can choose what side buttons are.

    For me I would like to see the speech button on there as I don't have a mute on my mic. I have no problem with heading into media for changing to visual and shuffle modes, so I don't care that much for those buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatingpi
    I for one think perhaps having the bottom buttons be somewhat configurable would be a great idea. Just like how we can choose what side buttons are.

    For me I would like to see the speech button on there as I don't have a mute on my mic. I have no problem with heading into media for changing to visual and shuffle modes, so I don't care that much for those buttons.
    We have considered making the bottom nav configurable, but it for one drastically further complicates the skin, decreases performance due to the painting of dynamic transparent icons, and removes the standardization of a bottom nav...

    We still might add this support in the future, but it will not make it into the first final release...

    thanks for the input, just what I was looking for...

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    I like the dual function rew/ffwd buttons. Also see a definite need for a menu shortcut on the fullscreen header. I don't use the random function globally but would want it in media manager at least. I don't use voice at the moment but to me it makes sense to have the mute be global since voice control is itself global.
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    Don't make it custom if its going to slow CF down. Its a major plus that CF is responsive & stable.

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    the speech button would be more useful when working like the one of voice command for ppc cause atm it's not useable when playing music, you always have to mute/pause music, enable voice recognition, use the voice command, disable voice recognition, unmute/resume.
    voice command for ppc works like this, when you want to give it an order push the voice button, it mutes all audio output, gives you a confirmation sound and awaits your command (without keyword necessary), after the command was recognized it confirms with a sound again unmutes and voice regonition is disabled till you hit the voice button again. of course this way you need to use the button to give orders but it's impossible for the pc to get your voice commands when music is playing anyway and you can assign a h/w-button on your steering wheel or center console to it (if hotkey supported) just like bmw handles it with i-drive.

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    the dropdown menu needs a configurable timeout, it's a little too slow to disappear once pressed.. I find myself pressing it by accident after I launched an embedded app, and the dropdown menu stays open on top of the application..
    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 not a touchscreen issue, I tried it with my good old mouse.
    p.s. what about a semitrasparent dropdown menu? would be really cool..
    and the menu button is a little too big for my taste, but I assume this is only a skin feature
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    Quote Originally Posted by predator1
    the speech button would be more useful when working like the one of voice command for ppc cause atm it's not useable when playing music, you always have to mute/pause music, enable voice recognition, use the voice command, disable voice recognition, unmute/resume.
    voice command for ppc works like this, when you want to give it an order push the voice button, it mutes all audio output, gives you a confirmation sound and awaits your command (without keyword necessary), after the command was recognized it confirms with a sound again unmutes and voice regonition is disabled till you hit the voice button again. of course this way you need to use the button to give orders but it's impossible for the pc to get your voice commands when music is playing anyway and you can assign a h/w-button on your steering wheel or center console to it (if hotkey supported) just like bmw handles it with i-drive.


    It would be great to have the voice button function more like that.
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    Ideally a config'able global nav but not if it hurts performance.

    Definately need FF/RW functionality. I'd say put it on the global nav

    Voice Mute does not have to be global. You use voice control so you dont have to look at the screen. As long as Voice Mute can be associated with a hotkey then it can be accessed via a steering wheel control or like you said, via the button on a user's mics.


    I do like the ideal of muting to input a voice command. i still think that a 'hardware' buton is better for entering voice mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by predator1
    the speech button would be more useful when working like the one of voice command for ppc cause atm it's not useable when playing music, you always have to mute/pause music, enable voice recognition, use the voice command, disable voice recognition, unmute/resume.
    voice command for ppc works like this, when you want to give it an order push the voice button, it mutes all audio output, gives you a confirmation sound and awaits your command (without keyword necessary), after the command was recognized it confirms with a sound again unmutes and voice regonition is disabled till you hit the voice button again. of course this way you need to use the button to give orders but it's impossible for the pc to get your voice commands when music is playing anyway and you can assign a h/w-button on your steering wheel or center console to it (if hotkey supported) just like bmw handles it with i-drive.
    there is an option in settings to auto mute when it hears the keyword, default set to "computer"...

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