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On a large screen, progress bar does indeed provide FF and RW functionality. This is not true for mobile devices with small touch screens - it is very hard to achieve accuracy better then 10% if video player is used in portrait mode using a finger and a progress bar. For longer videos (longer than half an hour) on such devices progress bar is nothing more ...


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It would not be inappropriate to remove a dedicated fast forward (FF) or rewind (RW) button from a digital video UI. What are they designed for? FF and RW buttons were designed to move quickly through physical tape media. In the case of the image below a cassette tape, but they showed up on media before this. There was no practical way to move forward ...


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If the GUI element will never be used, then it's MORE disorienting to the user to have them presented to him. Otherwise, whenever I'm faced with a question of the following form: Should I include GUI controls that will only once in a while be used? I start thinking in terms of supplying two modes, an advanced GUI and a more stripped down one. This ...



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