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Author Topic: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys  (Read 3085 times)

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DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:16:52 am »
I've added keys to DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox that jump to the next letter of the alphabet using the first letter of the artist's name (not counting the word "THE").
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 12:19:24 pm »
I believe that it would be intuitive to jump to the beginning of each and every letter.  For your example, I would expect to proceed to the Baha Men.

When I search for a particular artist, I ask, "Which letter does this artist's name begin with?", then proceed/skip to that letter set, and then I expect to parse alphabetically within that set to the artist's name.  It probably makes the most sense to stick with an alphabetical sorting and parsing method at all times.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 05:47:21 pm »
I agree with minnegopher.  Back to the first artist for that letter.
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 10:38:32 pm »
I also agree that the first artist (in this case Baha Men) is the most intuitive.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 11:07:33 pm »
Well, I just made it so, but I just realized I have another problem.  The function checks the first label on the page for a new letter... but the letter may actually change mid-page.  o when you skip from A-Ha on page 1 to Baha Men on page 4, you might miss Bad Religion near the end of page 3 because page 3 starts with The Ataris.  Do people agree that this is bad?  Looks like a rewrite is in order...  :(

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2005, 12:53:00 am »
Hello,

Just my 2 cents... While not necessarily more intuitve I believe jumping to the back of the previous alphabetical would make things quicker.  Example; In an large library you are at the begining (Ah-Ha) but the song you want is by an artest near the end of the list (Drawing a blank for a good example lets say a group existed called Aztec) you could jump to the next letter and then back and be near the end of the list.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2005, 08:41:26 am »
Hello,

Just my 2 cents... While not necessarily more intuitve I believe jumping to the back of the previous alphabetical would make things quicker.
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2005, 08:00:23 pm »
Chris,

Yeah that makes since I guess I was offering my advice without fully understanding all the key options.

I plan on building a old bubble style jukebox and your software is the onlything that comes close to the look I want.  I will probably have a ton of questions once I get a little further along.  Good to know you give your'e time and energy to this community.  Thanks.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox PrevAlpha/NextAlpha keys
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2005, 09:33:32 pm »
I will probably have a ton of questions once I get a little further along.
Ask away... 'cause you're certainly not going to get very far on just my docs.   ;D
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