[mythtv-commits] Ticket #9613: Multi-key bindings

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Wed Mar 28 03:01:32 UTC 2012

#9613: Multi-key bindings
 Reporter:  Jim Stichnoth <stichnot@…>  |          Owner:  stichnot
     Type:  Patch - Feature             |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  minor                       |      Milestone:  unknown
Component:  MythTV - General            |        Version:  Master Head
 Severity:  medium                      |     Resolution:  Won't Fix
 Keywords:                              |  Ticket locked:  0
Changes (by stichnot):

 * status:  assigned => closed
 * resolution:   => Won't Fix


 Closing as Won't Fix.  I've been using this patch for over a year and I
 have to conclude that it isn't the right user experience for increasing
 the effective number of buttons on a remote.  The main problem is that it
 is not very practical to have to memorize a collection of multi-button
 sequences.  Compounding the problem is the fact that it is important to
 give feedback on partial multikey sequences, but hard to do so in a
 meaningful way.  For example, I have a sequence that begins with the
 Thumbs-Up button on my remote, which is mapped via LIRC to Shift+F8, which
 is a prefix for actions EDIT, ADJUSTSTRETCH, DEBUGOSD, and TOGGLEFILL.
 None of these names is particularly suitable for given user feedback on
 partially input sequences.

 I still think it's important to have some way of expanding the effective
 number of buttons on a remote control, so I'll be looking into better ways
 of achieving this.

Ticket URL: <http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9613#comment:5>
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