[mythtv] mythtv/master commit: 0e84bfed2 by Michael T. Dean (sphery)
david at istwok.net
Tue Sep 20 15:57:26 UTC 2011
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:59:30AM -0400, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 09:29 -0500, David Engel wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:36:36AM +0100, Paul Harrison wrote:
> > > On 20/09/11 03:19, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > > > http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8513#comment:2
> > > > but anyone interested in making a patch really should present a complete
> > > > design for approval before spending much time on it, since I know that
> > > > several of the theming/UI devs have ideas of how it should work.
> > > >
> > > > Mike
> > >
> > > Wasn't there a more generic patch that would allow any theme to override
> > > or convert keypresses? IIRC it allowed any widget to change say a LEFT
> > > keypress to SELECT if it made sense for the theme and the context. Don't
> > > remember why it was rejected though. I've searched trac and the lists
> > > but can't find it anywhere.
> > Yes, there was a patch. I thought I'd kept a copy of it myself, but
> > can't seem to find it either.
> Hmmm, I think at this point that would be welcome. I had some ideas to
> automate arrow acceleration a few years ago, but never found the time.
> I really don't like the MythUI stuff because of all the usability losses
> we've had to make for eye candy and theming flexibility. The arrow
> acceleration keys are just a high profile example of that. Probably more
> difficult are setup screens where you need to use different keys to move
> to the next item depending on the type of item you are currently in;
> that means when I need to edit the 7th item on the screen I can't just
> press the down arrow 7 times and end up there. Instead I need to move to
> each of the 7 items and pick the direction (right or down) that will get
> me out of that item and on to the next. There was a lot of work put into
> MythUI so I try hard not to complain too much, but I do dearly miss the
> polish and the comparative ease of use of the 0.19 MythTV UI.
> -- Daniel
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