[mythtv-users] I want mythfrontend number keys to just be number keys not cellphone texting keys
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 22:14:24 UTC 2008
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 7:26 AM, cal <cal at graggrag.com> wrote:
>> > ryan patterson wrote:
>> >> When I am typing in a dialog box in mythfrontend (for instance the
>> >> title field in the rip DVD myth transcode daemon dialog), pressing the
>> >> number keys on my keyboard brings up a small menu of letters and
>> > [ ... ]
>> >> I tried and failed to find an option to disable this in the
>> >> mythfrontend setup menus. How can I turn off this "feature"?
>> > On frontend, go Utilities/Setup -> Setup -> Appearance. On about the
>> > 5th screen there's "Use line edit virtual keyboards". Try toggling it.
>> > cheers, Cal
>> Thanks for the info. I will try that setting tonight. I hope it
>> solves the issue.
>> If that is the solution, the real problem is that the developer called
>> this feature "line edit virtual keyboards". That is a horrible
>> description. I have no idea what it does. I certainly never would
>> have guess that it makes my NUMBER KEYS behave like a CELL PHONE
>> inputing a text message.
>> Ryan Patterson
>> mythtv-users mailing list
>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> That feature enables a keyboard that displays on the screen that you can
> navigate with arrow keys (for example) to enter text. I believe it gets rid
> of the cell phone style text entry, but then you're looking at a virtual
> keyboard, while typing on your physical keyboard. And you have to press
> "enter" twice (once to start entering text, once to enable the virtual
> keyboard) to make this work. It's probably better than using the cell phone
> style mode, but not a lot better, if you ask me. But anyway, the name seems
> apt to me; you're turning on the virtual keyboard because of the desired
> side effect that it turns off the cellphone entry mode, and it would be
> really sweet if you could do one without the other.
I just tried the "line edit virtual keyboard" setting. This did not
effect the cellphone keys at all. It did add an on screen keyboard
like Josh said.
So it appears that there is no way to disable the cellphone keys feature.
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