Thanks for the response.
I’ve done the hold down right and left, but the rate of scan is VERY slow (4 sec jumps) not so good for a 16 hour audio book.
The auto shut on my Clip works like a sleep timer. I take it the 250 does not allow for the same feature.
I’m considering Rockbox for these features which it contains…any advise would be appreciated.
You correct that the FF & REW are not as fast as they are on either a Fuze or a Clip. They are still current models and this has been improved upon (speeded up) through recent firmware updates. As the ‘E’ series is discontinued, it is no longer supported in this way, so it won’t be getting any better.
Again, the Clip & ‘E’ series are different animals and the auto-off and sleep timer are 2 different functions.
If you have a v1 model, Rockbox may fill your bill. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but check it out. You may like it. It takes a bit of getting used to and there’s what I would call a rather steep learning curve because of all the options it offers; the manual itself is 169 pages long (the last time I checked). If your’s is a v2 model, there’s a beta version, but it’s not been offically released.