[Sugar-devel] [Sugar] Implement text to speech in Sugar feature - v2

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Tue Jan 31 05:59:38 EST 2012

On 01/31/2012 12:31 AM, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> Excerpts from Simon Schampijer's message of 2012-01-30 23:32:23 +0100:
>>>> If you have a long text been played, and want finish or start again
>>>> from the beginning, you need a stop button.
>>> How about a rewind button instead? That would make it clearer what the
>>> difference between the buttons is.
>> A rewind button for stopping the playback? I think the stop button is
>> the best option here. Stop means stop, rewind is stop and play again.
> No, a Rewind button for starting to play the text again from the start.
> AIUI that was the use case for the Stop button (and would require two
> clicks when using a Stop button, vs. just one for a Rewind button).
> But if the (rest of the) Design Team considers Play/Pause + Stop to be
> easier to understand than Play/Pause + Rewind, that's fine with me.
> [Using<Alt>+S as shortcut will break many applications]
>>> We already have a shortcut for this functionality that's less likely
>>> to be used by applications than<Alt>+S is. We simply need to keep
>>> using it, thereby retaining compatibility with previous Sugar
>>> versions and not breaking random applications (that use<Alt>+S) with
>>> avoidable platform changes.
>> I don't think<Alt><Shift>S is a too long shortcut.
> Great, then we have consensus.

Hmm, I meant the opposite. /me wonders which mind typed that :/ Anyhow, 
I think <Alt><Shift>S is a too long shortcut.

On the other hand I think shortcuts (at least those that do not have a 
dedicated key like the frame key or the Journal search key) are highly 
overrated for young learners. By the time they have figured out that 
<Alt><Shift>S is a shortcut for speaking out selected text they probably 
have figured out as well where and how they can change the shortcut to 
something simpler that works for them. No need to hold off the train for 
that discussion.


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