[mythtv] Watch/Delete Recordings
quintesse at palacio-cristal.com
Wed Apr 21 18:03:18 EDT 2004
Oscar Carlsson wrote:
>>>>>Have you even tried the Menu key in watch recordings?
>>>KK> Yes. It brings up a short menu about Program Groups which,
>>>KK> honestly, I've never used. The point of the exercise here is to
>>>KK> bring the most commonly used items to a standardized key
>>>KK> fully expect on that menu (and maybe others) to have an Advanced
>>>KK> button that brings up the more infrequently used options.
>>>The idea as I see it is that Menu brings up general
>>>settings/options/whatever and info brings up specific
>>>stuff for the selected item. Very logic to me at least.
>KK> General settings/options/whatever belong in setup, IMO. Menu should be for
>KK> actions to be taken on the highlighted item and Info be exactly that,
>KK> information about the selected item. Having two buttons bring up two menus
>KK> with actions is what I find confusing and I think limiting to new users.
>KK> As I indicated, I would prefer a system that defaulted to presenting the
>KK> menu on SELECT rather than performing a default action so that new users
>KK> were always presented with all the options and then allow for a "expert"
>KK> mode to be enabled where SELECT took on another action. But I understand
>KK> that this might not be the preferred method for everyone so just
>KK> standardizing SELECT, MENU, and INFO across the application is a good start.
>You really think that changing the current group belongs in the setup? Riiight.
>I can however see the menu beeing split in two:
> - Change view
> - Delete
> - Whatever
>But that might get very crowded.
>Using select as bringing up a menu is extremely non-intuitive, a new user should
>understand what a menu-key is supposed to do.
>Maybe another menu button then? Like Menu2 for the currently highlighted item?
>(the way info works in Watch recordings at the moment). This, or the suggestion
>above would make sense imo.
I agree that although making select pop-up a menu would surely help
braindead newbies it isn't very intuitive. Select should _do_ something
IMO not give you options. And having two kinds of menu works as well I
think if the general rule is: INFO for currently selected item, MENU for
But to improve "discoverability" I would suggest that we put as much of
the available functionality in the menus so you don't have to read
keys.txt to find out most of the basic and semi-advanced functionality.
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