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    Ideas for new (maybe) functions in RR

    Hello everyone !

    I have an few new (maybe) ideas for RR.

    AutoBack

    Let's say you just started your CarPC and you are in MAIN Menu. You pressed Audio Player for example, changed playlist and AudioPlayer Menu still on your screen. In 5 seconds after you touched screen last time it will automaticly back to MAIN Menu. Got an idea ?
    You may choose default skin which RR will always load by default after 5 or what ever seconds no touch on screen. Also you may set some skins which RR will keep always if choosed (for examlpe Navigation skin).
    May be this idea is not new, than sorry


    HELP Mode

    Another small idea: Can we add to RR some kind of HELP Directory. Let say some Skin which have a Help and support info --> How to do that, that and blah blah blah.


    Screen Lock

    And one more idea. Tonight I showed my car to my friends. After couple of beer I left garaghe for 2 minutes and left car with a keys. My friends played with my CarPC and started all programs they could. Is it possible to add somekind of screen lock or child protection, so it will just lock touchscreen or just lock one skin.


    DEMO Mode

    And last idea: Do we need a DEMO mode in RR. Let's say you want to show how it works but do not want to press a keys or touch your screen. Just run DEMO mode and it will show all skins and programs one by one and closing each program after.

    Sorry if all what I said already were here.

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    not bad ideas, but

    Autoback can already be done with idle timers and is used on some skins

    HELPmode is mostly up the skin developer, its actually an item on my todo list sadly at the bottom.


    Screenlock is currently available already as a plugin of the same name, and there is also another app that does the same.


    Demo Mode is cool, this can be done also with AutoHotKey. It comes with a mouse recorder that will record your mouse movements and clicks. Just record yourself doing a demo and when ever you want to show it off, just run the demo. This is actually a cool idea and i think ill do it for lsxvoid.

    again, not bad ideas just already available in some way.
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    My thoughts exactly. There's also help file being made with all the FAQs and skinning information included.
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    Thats cool that all this alredy can be implemented

    One question regarding AutoBack feature - can you point e in a right way of doing it more detailed please.

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    I'm actually planning to use this pretty soon, in my case, I want it to go back to GE when it's running after say 15 seconds of inactivity in the audio player or sirius radio (the features I use the most). However I do not want it to return to GE if I'm on video/dvd, other GPS, Applications or the main menu (cause I'm probably doing something other than just switching songs. So what I'm going to do is add this to audio_player.skin and sirius.skin:

    IDL,15

    then add this to exectbl.ini:

    "IDLE","GE_START",audio_player.skin
    "IDLE","GE_START",sirius.skin

    That's basically it, however, I'm going to be a bit nit-picking on this feature and make sure it only goes to GE IF it's loaded, so I'll have it check if GE is running with this:

    "IDLE","BYIND;GE_RUNNING; <<GE_START",audio_player.skin
    "IDLE","BYIND;GE_RUNNING; <<GE_START",sirius.skin

    You can of course replace the command to load/run or do whatever you want after it goes idle for so long -- just keep in mind it may re-execute when the idle even re-occurs, that is, if RR stays in the current screen for another amount of idle seconds.
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    Great explanation !

    Thank you very much !

    I'll try it tommorow
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    That idle is a great idea. Guino, is there a way to detect if I have visualizations on?
    Example.. I'm on the audio_player and not showing visuals. so after 15 seconds it would go to main menu.
    BUT if i am on the audio screen and I am watching visual.. i Want it to stay there and not go to main menu.

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    There are some options for full screen vis when idle.. other than that, you can use variables to set when you click the VIS button ON/OFF so it disables the idle command. There's no direct indicator for the VIS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    I'm actually planning to use this pretty soon, in my case, I want it to go back to GE when it's running after say 15 seconds of inactivity in the audio player or sirius radio (the features I use the most). However I do not want it to return to GE if I'm on video/dvd, other GPS, Applications or the main menu (cause I'm probably doing something other than just switching songs. So what I'm going to do is add this to audio_player.skin and sirius.skin:

    IDL,15

    then add this to exectbl.ini:

    "IDLE","GE_START",audio_player.skin
    "IDLE","GE_START",sirius.skin

    That's basically it, however, I'm going to be a bit nit-picking on this feature and make sure it only goes to GE IF it's loaded, so I'll have it check if GE is running with this:

    "IDLE","BYIND;GE_RUNNING; <<GE_START",audio_player.skin
    "IDLE","BYIND;GE_RUNNING; <<GE_START",sirius.skin

    You can of course replace the command to load/run or do whatever you want after it goes idle for so long -- just keep in mind it may re-execute when the idle even re-occurs, that is, if RR stays in the current screen for another amount of idle seconds.
    Thanks Guino, I will add this snippet to the next version of the Help File, it explains the use of IDLE well.

    Draft RR Help file

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    Other sugestion

    Another sugestion very usefull will be to have subforms at the skin definition.

    Many skins have some parts that are the same, so the posiibility to have something like 'include subform', will be more easy to create skins and, more important, more easy to maintain.

    thanks

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