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  • Top left Menu DropDown

    I wanted to get an idea of who liked the menu drop down. I am considering losing it all together and giving more space for the song title in the top header.

    I find myself always using the back button and the drop down not very good for in car use.

    It also removes a large button from the screen which in turn cleans up the interface and makes it less busy...

    Just seeing what everyone thinks...

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  • #2
    I'm for that! If you think it will clean it up a bit. And to make it run better... I dont see any real use for it, the program looks better without it I think.
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    • #3
      I kinda like it now, & use it to pop open the menu, but I don't think it's good were it is default, takes way to much space... there is no need for it to be so huge & prominant to me... but I do use it, just with a much smaller button & relocated.... I guess it wouldn't be a big loss really if it wasn't there too, but it can be used pretty slick when making other skins too...
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      • #4
        i dont use it at all better to remove it
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        • #5
          I second to remove it, it's redundant cause the main screen is nothing but a menu, have it removed in my own skin anyway.
          And you could add a hotkey to open the main screen page 1 (not last viewed page like it is now) to make the access to most used sections even faster. Another nice thing would be to have empty pages of the main screen removed from toggle order, so if all buttons of the third page are empty it just cycles through page 1 and 2, most people probably don’t need more then 12 sections.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by predator1 View Post
            Another nice thing would be to have empty pages of the main screen removed from toggle order, so if all buttons of the third page are empty it just cycles through page 1 and 2, most people probably don’t need more then 12 sections.
            that would be great.....
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            • #7
              Im always using the drop down. Please don't remove it. Mabe give a option in settings to remove it from the skin. But don't remove it all together. Unless your going to put a gesture program in like streetdeck. But still don't remove it. I hate going to the menu every time to change program. I love the drop down. I mean you already got rid of the 5 buttons on the side of the screen to replace it with the drop down. Removing the drop down to me would be removing an improvement.
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              • #8
                Or even yet make 2 different skins one with it one w/o but don't remove the feature.
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                • #9
                  I agree....Dont remove it all together! Atleast put an option to enable/disable it in the settings!
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                  • #10
                    keep in mind that once cf is sold & secured by many, there will be more skins surfacing... right now it's hard to invest the time & energy to doing skins cause of the volitility of licencing & frequent changes... I think it's pretty important that once this is actually released & sold, that backwards compatability of skins is extremely important, & problems there can really hurt enthusiasim & loyalty...

                    anything that is in the program that adds to the customazabilty of skins is a good thing..., the popup menu is a benifit that can or not, be used... only take it out if it's going to improve or correct another aspect, if not then definatly leave it in the xml's at least, if not in the default skin...
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                    • #11
                      I use the drop down just because I don't have enough buttons in the main area. I embed quite a few programs. If you do remove that area it would be nice to be able to keep adding buttons to the main area past 18..
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                      • #12
                        I never use it... then again, if I did I wouldn't want you to lose it. If you can make it an option, that'd be cool. Otherwise, I think it can be remedied with some other options.

                        I still would like to see a single button on the bottom of the media screen for GPS (configurable maybe, so others can make it whatever they want?). That is another big thing that always bugs me switching from FP to CF. I go back and forth so often, one or two fewer clicks would be great.

                        I never use the gamma button... anyway to make that a shortcut to GPS?

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                        • #13
                          I don't find myself using it either. On occasion I do use it, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if it disappeared
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sivart321 View Post
                            I never use it... then again, if I did I wouldn't want you to lose it. If you can make it an option, that'd be cool. Otherwise, I think it can be remedied with some other options.

                            I still would like to see a single button on the bottom of the media screen for GPS (configurable maybe, so others can make it whatever they want?). That is another big thing that always bugs me switching from FP to CF. I go back and forth so often, one or two fewer clicks would be great.

                            I never use the gamma button... anyway to make that a shortcut to GPS?
                            you know if you hold the back button while in one section for 2 seconds it toggles between the two sections you are using... I spend all my time in media player and navigation... I just always hold the back button and go between the two....

                            And as for the button, I doubt I would remove it from the code, just the main skin... I was just looking for feedback...

                            I think I will probably leave it for now since it's somewhat split whether people use it or not...

                            Like others have said... new skins can always remove it and we might have one without it later...


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by veetid View Post
                              you know if you hold the back button while in one section for 2 seconds it toggles between the two sections you are using... I spend all my time in media player and navigation... I just always hold the back button and go between the two....
                              I am aware of that... it just isn't exactly what I would like or prefer. Is it something that can be done in a skin? Right now, I have right click enabled on the touchscreen, so all of the 'press for xx seconds' features you have, while cool, don't help me much. Right click isn't something I am willing to give up right now. I guess I am too used to FP and Frigors skin. After using pretty much everything else out there, I find myself always going back to it. The bottom button layout is perfect. I would love to be able to mimic that layout in the CF skin (with its current look and feel).

                              Just some feedback... sorry to clutter the thread.

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