[mythtv-users] OT: Nice desktop menu for HTPC.
nico at youplala.net
Thu Feb 26 15:36:45 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 10:19 -0500, jarpublic at gmail.com wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:08 AM, covert covert <thecovert at gmail.com>
> > Trying to make my HTPC a little nicer. Currently is has MythTV and
> > XBMC on it. I would like to have a nice looking desktop menu to
> > the different HTPC software. I have edited one of the MythTV menu
> > pages to launch XBMC with but now I want to add some more
> > and I am looking for another way to give access to launching them,
> > too look nice.
> > My idea was to have a nice menu with big icons on it. Like what you
> > see on a portable GPS with media, music, ebook buttons and so on.
> > Another example - Something with Widgets on it would be nice. Like a
> > Iphone home screen, Weather, RSS headlines and so on.
> > Already friends come around and get a major WOW factor at my HTPC,
> > Just making it that little better.
> > So for the people using there HTPC for more than just Myth how have
> > you made it nice and WAF friendly.
> I have just put laucher icons on my desktop for the pertinent
> programs. You can resize the icons so they are arbitrarily large. I
> auto-hide my panels and so when you drop out of mythfrontend all you
> see are the large launcher icon. Just using these simple desktop icons
> gives the appearance of a master menu that lauches all of the HTPC
The simplified "desktop"/launcher in the Ubuntu Netbook remix could be a
It is simple and has some bling by using Clutter.
More information about the mythtv-users