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January 21, 2005
I don't know if it's just me, but I find navigating through the lists of files in "My video" difficult sometimes.


1. Why does MP always default to the button "View" instead of the first entry in the list of files, whenever you enter "My video"?

2. Why does the selection-bar not remember what video you were playing? Let's say I navigate to episode 14 of some show in a folder, and I play it. I realize it's the wrong episode, and I want to watch episode 15 instead. Now when I press "stop" MP goes back to the right folder, but sets the selection bar back to "View" instead of the file I was just watching.

I am finding myself constantly re-navigating to the list of files instead of the action-menu-buttons. I think it should be the other way around, and you would have to make a concious choice to start messing with View, Sort, Scan, etc...



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    1. because the skin says thats the default control
    2. because the skin says thats the default control.

    when a screen gets rendered the cursor is set @ the default controll.
    I agree that it would be nice that the cursor will remember what file it was on.
    Thats a feature request and I am sure we will get this in in the future.


    Portal Member
    January 21, 2005
    That sounds good, I'm hoping for that.

    I mean, when you think about what the most common/likely action is, it will be to navigate the files, not to change the view setting.

    I'd actually like to see all the menu buttons go away to some sub-menu, maybe only visible when you press the "menu" button. That would also leave a lot more room for the file browser...

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