I have a typical video-editing like timeline,
there's the usual Play and Pause buttons: right arrow, and two-bars.
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However, I want to have a "Play, but from beginnning" button.
This would avoid you having to annoyingly bring the slider to the beginning before hitting play, when, that's what you want
What should the symbol be?
A further complication:
Such editors often have a "Try..." concept. So, you click the "Try" button, and, it tends to say leave the editor and go to perhaps full screen - it goes to the "normal presentation" of the material (animation, video - whatever it is) and runs it (indeed, from the beginning).
Really there's three concepts:
Play .. play from "where the head is now". We're still in edit concept.
Play, but conveniently rewind to the beginning first. We're still in edit concept. Picture yourself being paused, say at 30%. You want to play but from the beginning.
Try .. Leave edit concept (so, things could happen like "widgets disappear from screen" "we go to full screen" or whatever), and play from beginning to end; at end, likely revert to edit concept.
I particularly want the solution for "2", but all three distinctly would be great.
Help me out gang!
Bonus. Note that now very ubiquitously, if there's a keyboard involved, "Space Bar" toggles Play and Pause. Is there a good keyboard ux for 'Play from beginning'?
Lame idea from non-designer...
Does that get anyone thinking?
It's not really right -- the one on the left suggests "cycle around in some sense, back to where we are, and then play on"
It's hard to express go back to the frickin' beginning and indeed then Play.
(Aside .. in my opinion, there is absolutely no need these days for the "go to start" << or "go to end" >> buttons - it's easier to just touch the slider to those positions.)