[mythtv-users] MythTV Themes - Looking great!
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Wed Jul 14 07:10:04 UTC 2010
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:51:39 -0400, James Orr wrote:
On Tue, Jul
13, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:18
PM, MarcT wrote:
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] MythTV Themes -
> I have been a Mythbuntu Theme man for years now
and with 0.22 and the side
> scrolling themes that scared me I stayed
with the Mythbuntu theme...
> However with 0.23 I think my new
favourite is Arclight. If there is anyone
> out there that worked on
Arclight, well done. I particularly like the
on the menu items but the artwork is fantastic too.
> I have one
general comment about the new themes (0.22 and beyond) and it has
do with the program finder (my favourite way to schedule recordings).
> Back in the good ol' days (0.21 and earlier) when browsing the
> finder if you came across a program already scheduled to
record the title
> would be highlighted (eg. the title would be in
yellow instead of white).
> This was great because you could see
scheduled items at a glance as you
> browsed, your favourite programs
would stand out against the other titles
> (conversely if one of your
favourite programs wasn't highlighted you could
> jump in and make sure
you weren't missing an episode).
> After 0.22 you have to step into
the program details to see if it has been
> scheduled (eg, in the
mythbuntu theme the program would have a coloured spot
> next to times,
blue - scheduled, green - recording, etc).
> In Arclight, as pretty and
well laid out as it is, I can't see any
> indication that an item in
the program finder has been scheduled for
> recording unless I bring up
the info screen... am I looking in the wrong
> place? Is there
something I haven't noticed? (Also, pressing the record
> button on the
remote doesn't appear to give you any visual feedback that the
has been tagged to record)
> I don't know if it is possible with the
new UI to have scheduled items
> highlighted in the program finder but
if theme creators out there reckon
> that they can achieve it I might
have a new favourite theme.
> Once again well done to anyone
creating MythTV themes, there is some really
> nice work going on. I
hope to one day have a crack at one myself.
Arclightis a theme that was created by Robert McNamara. He usually does
> read/respond to users unless it is about a hot issue/something
> to him.
> The MythTV-Theming group has been created for
> questions/comments. You might have better luck
contacting him there.
> Glad you like Arclight, it is my favorite at
the moment as well. Prior to
> .23 Graphite was my favorite, also by
Robert, and I thought it could not be
> outdone, he proved me wrong.
+1 for arclight
Yeah, I really like arclight too. I did
modify it a bit though. Some extra backgrounds from interfacelift and I
removed the "N" new program indicator, I delete almost everything
immediately after watching so it was redundant.
I really like the
fanart/jamu stuff too. My wife's complaint was that you never got to see
the right side of the images, but I had the idea to setup xscreensaver
to select from them and disabled most of the screensavers that don't use
an image, so while we can't see the full image on the watch recordings
screen we do see them on the screensaver.
I prefer "blue-abstract"
over "Arclight". In my opinion both are currently the best themes with
the most consistency and look. Unfortunately users that choose the
themes by the mythfrontend don't see the other themes that are available
like "blue-abstract" because they are not included in myththemes.
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