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  1. 494 votes
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      planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 383 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Discourage "smashing"

        Make it only respond if a single key is pressed and not when banging the whole hand on the keyboard.

        287 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Good idea, I’ll see if it’s possible to detect multiple keypresses at the same time. What do you want it to do? BUZZ? Big “No!” or Red X?

        • internationalization

          Support other languages

          266 votes
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            25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ScreenSaver Mode

            be able to have BabySmash listed in the Screen Savers dialogue box.

            138 votes
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            • Add live webcam support (maybe as screen background?)

              My 2-year old loves BabySmash, but she also loves watching herself in the webcam on our laptop. How about combining the two? Maybe the webcam video could be lightened and used as the screen background.

              130 votes
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              • 128 votes
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                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Play notes from songs on keypress

                  Rather than random sounds or speech on keypresses, how about an option to play notes from songs? For example, each press would play a note from the melody of a (presumably public domain) song, possibly from a midi file. I've seen a hand-puppet that barks out notes from "old macdonald" and "it's a small world" every time you squeeze its mouth shut. In other words, the user doesn't control the notes, just the tempo. I believe the upcoming game Wii Music also takes a similar approach.

                  83 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    I love this idea. My son has a guitar that does the same thing. I’ll give it some thought. Feel free to email me midi files of public songs.

                    At what point would we CHANGE songs?

                  • Make exit keyboard command more difficult

                    My 1 yr old played for the first time today and she was out of the app and opening up multiple instances of Windows Media Center in about 5 minutes. Any thought about making the keyboard command to exit the app a little more difficult or involved (i.e., adding additional keys besides just Alt-F4)?

                    69 votes
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                      19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      OK, she hit ALT-F4 fast? My concern is that if I make exiting harder that parents won’t be able to get out. ;) (I’ve had this complaint before). However, your point is well taken. What’s a good keystroke? CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-F4?

                    • Create a version for LINUX!

                      cross platform is the cool thing to do....

                      57 votes
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                      • Find the key game

                        A new mode where a letter (or key) is displayed on the screen (with speech possibly) encouraging the baby to smash that particular key.

                        Trying to not make it frustrating or annoying to the baby (such that hitting other keys isn't a bad experience) but that there is a rewarding experience for hitting the correct key. My daughter loves the laugh sounds - so maybe provide a cool sound experience when they get the correct key.

                        56 votes
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                        • Show letters on MouseDown instead of MouseUp

                          My kid presses the keys and holds them down, waiting for the graphics to display. It isn't until you let go that the images show. This confuses her dearly.

                          51 votes
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                          • 48 votes
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                            • create a "portable" version

                              I'd really love a non-installer version I can run off a USB key, so I, uh, I mean Baby can play in places where I don't have permission to install software.

                              46 votes
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                              • phonetics instead of text to speech.

                                instead of the voice to speech use actual phonetic sounds.

                                45 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Playtime is over" or "Time for baby smash! to sleep"

                                  My 18mo son LOVES baby smash! so much that it's impossible to get him off. Other than just turning off the machine, the only thing that will get him to stop is to convince him that baby smash! has to take a nap.

                                  I think it would be great if there was an animation similar to the closing sequence of Teletubbies (ugh . . . I know) with a sunset and then fade the screen to black [then exit the app.]

                                  Just a thought. Thanks.

                                  43 votes
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                                  • disable "Power" and "Sleep" keyboard buttons

                                    My keyboard has Power, Sleep, and Wake Up buttons for the system, and the whole idea of this app is to keep toddlers from being able to do dangerous things like that, can these please be disabled?

                                    37 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Surprisingly, this is not possible with those exact three buttons. Vista will not allow anyone to prevent the system shutting down. I’ve had to cover these buttons.

                                      UPDATE: I’ve looked into this, and it turns out that you can go into Windows “PowerOptions” and change the option for “When The Power Button is Pressed – Do This” to “Do Nothing.” Maybe if I told the Parent that as the app starts up?

                                    • multilanguage

                                      enable seeing letters in other languages such as hebrew

                                      35 votes
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                                      • allow user selected images as shape backgrounds

                                        allow user to select images to use for shape backgrounds. e.g. I could select pictures of our kids to display back to them as background images.

                                        33 votes
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                                        • Publish source code of BabyMEF on CodePlex

                                          I would really appreciate it if the source code of the BabySmash edition with MEF-Support (SmashPacks!) could be published on CodePlex (or sth similar).

                                          30 votes
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