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w1zard
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'Update Error' link obscured by bottom GUI

The last podcast in my list is showing 'Update error (press for details)', but the blue bar that you slide out to see the details of the playing media is obscuring the 'press for details' link. It is therefore impossible to press :)

Can the GUI can be revised to take this into account? Either by moving the error message up a line, or changing the podcast list area so that it ends at the blue rectangle that you slide out, instead of under it.

Hope this makes sense :)

WayneC
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Check Errors

You can look for errors in the Application Log - You can find it at Menu-More - Application Log. This log will show any update errors or successes from feeds

w1zard
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Thanks for the reply - I have

Thanks for the reply - I have been using the application log to get further details, I just thought I'd raise the UI issue as it isn't very intuitive for new users when things overlap :)

eric
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I agree, I tried a couple

I agree, I tried a couple things to get around this but haven't come up with anything good yet. It also happens when you add a new feed and the feed diagnostics detect a problem. The link is also obscured.

It is possible to long press on the feed and then press on 'error details' (or something like that).

w1zard
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I wasn't aware of the

I wasn't aware of the long-press option - thanks!

I would say the best option UI-wise would be to reduce the height of the area listing the feed items, and extend the blue pull-up rectangle to fit the screen horizontally.

An alternative would be to not show the pull-up rectangle at all (simply swipe up from the playback controls to see the play details), or to remove the pull-up bar completely and simply use swipe-left or swipe-right on the main feed list to view this info. Neither of these options are perhaps as intuitive for a new user as the first.

eric
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Those are good ideas. On

Those are good ideas. On android those sliding drawers need some kind of handle to grab onto (the blue button looking thing). I think I might try to make it more subtle, it's too prominent now. I also am probably going to replace the 'link' with a button. The links are hard to hit and not very intuitive for people.

Thanks for the feedback.