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I used to be able to click ONE button (usually the up/down arrow) to go to the next song on my steering wheel (different car)

On mini, this seems not possible, up/down arrow button on steering wheel will select the next song, but need to hit OK button to commit.
 

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I used to be able to click ONE button (usually the up/down arrow) to go to the next song on my steering wheel (different car)

On mini, this seems not possible, up/down arrow button on steering wheel will select the next song, but need to hit OK button to commit.
On my car Ray, the up/down buttons on my JCW steering-wheel DO automatically select next/previous track on my iPod...

What device are you using?

Incidentally, I think the up/down buttons on the steering-wheel should, instead, be back/forward buttons (arrows pointing left & right) to match the other buttons on the central display.

The volume controls should be up/down!

I really find it odd that BMW/MINI made such a counter-intuitive choice for the steering-wheel... it's like the steering-wheel & dashboard design teams never met!!
 

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Once you've selected the track using the up/down buttons you have to press the centre OK button to play the track .
 

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Sorry I wasn't being clear, up and down arrows are song selection, what bugs me is that it takes two key presses [select + ok] to go to next song , instead of just one click.

I use a combination of USB+bluetoothed iphone. with my previous cars, I set my music to random and click one button on steering wheel to go to the next song, this is how most of interfaces works.

Small issue, but feels a bit unusual for me :-{
 

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I like the way you put it "it's like the steering-wheel & dashboard design teams never met!!"

This two clicks design can be dangerous, even with a HUD. Default to song selection makes you glance at the title of the next song on HUD, even just briefly, driver should focus on the road instead of glancing at song titles.
 

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Sorry I wasn't being clear, up and down arrows are song selection, what bugs me is that it takes two key presses [select + ok] to go to next song , instead of just one click.

I use a combination of USB+bluetoothed iphone. with my previous cars, I set my music to random and click one button on steering wheel to go to the next song, this is how most of interfaces works.

Small issue, but feels a bit unusual for me :-{
Hi again... my iPod is connected via USB and the Up/Down buttons on the steering wheel are all I use... I do NOT have to press OK... OK?!
 

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you could always press the left right buttons on the main display... these are one button selectors... but you take your hand away from the steering wheel...

i enjoy the fact that the volume buttons are not the same way round on the steering wheel.. as on my ford kuga, the cruse control speed buttons are the same way as the volume... and guess what... how many times have i turned up the speed instead of the volume... or more importantly, you turn the volume down and wanted to slow the car down...

So i guess valid reasons as to be a little bit different on the steering wheel!

i like the fact that i can review the track titles before selecting them... it would drive me mad having to skip thru each track with them stopping and starting before i get to the track i want!
 

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The good thing about having to press 2 buttons is that you can choose which track to play, rather than just skipping to the next or previous tracks automatically.
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It'd be nice if a press and hold made it play.

What I find lacking is that you can't initiate the "select directory" option from the iDrive controller then finish the process usiing the steering wheel buttons.
 

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you could always press the left right buttons on the main display... these are one button selectors... but you take your hand away from the steering wheel...

i enjoy the fact that the volume buttons are not the same way round on the steering wheel.. as on my ford kuga, the cruse control speed buttons are the same way as the volume... and guess what... how many times have i turned up the speed instead of the volume... or more importantly, you turn the volume down and wanted to slow the car down...

So i guess valid reasons as to be a little bit different on the steering wheel!

i like the fact that i can review the track titles before selecting them... it would drive me mad having to skip thru each track with them stopping and starting before i get to the track i want!
My car has the standard display with two knobs below - volume/power plus options/select (songs in this case).

If I turn the options/select knob while a playlist is in operation, I see the upcoming & already played songs with a tick next to the current choice. When another song is highlighted, pressing this knob selects it.

However, the up/down arrows on my steering wheel select the next/previous songs with a single press - no OK button required.

Perhaps the operation changes when you have an iDrive selector?
 

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It's possible.

I'm on F56 MCS with heads up display and idrive system, so it might be different from yours.

Any how, it is something of a personal preference.

When driving, any distraction should be minimized, including number of clicks to the next song, this is however only my two cents.
 

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hi to everyone.. i have a mcs with mediaxl and hud.. i'm not able to skip track from my steering wheel at all.. when i press up or down nothing happens! i'm using iphone 5 via usb. any help?
 
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