[mythtv-users] OT: Nice desktop menu for HTPC.
thecovert+mythusers at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 23:12:00 UTC 2009
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 2:19 AM, <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:08 AM, covert covert <thecovert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 launch
>> 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 applications
>> and I am looking for another way to give access to launching them, and
>> 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
Are you able to navigate without the mouse ? I do have a mouse on my
logitec keyboard but is it a pain to use and not very WAF.
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