[mythtv] [PATCH] Updated manage recordings screen

Tako Schotanus quintesse at palacio-cristal.com
Sat Jul 10 18:30:09 EDT 2004

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

>This patch changes the Delete Recordings screen to Manage Recordings and 
>modifies the action menus accordingly.
>- The language translations for "Manage" need to be updated for all 
>languages other than English
>- Watch Recordings INFO menu consists of Play, Delete, and Cancel
>- Manage Recordings INFO menu consists of Delete, Stop Recording, toggle 
>Auto Expire, Change Recording Group, Edit Recording Schedule, Start/Stop 
>Transcode, and Start/Stop Commercial Flag.
>No other behavior of the Watch Recordings or Delete Recordings screens 
>were changed other than the moving of buttons from the INFO menu.  If 
>applied, I will submit further patches for Play from Beginning and Clear 
>Bookmarks for consideration as well as probably a way to switch quickly 
>between watch and manage.
You do realize of course that "a way to switch quickly between watch and 
manage" could basically be construed as secondary option screen?

What I mean is that there hardly is a difference between a Watch screen 
with two different menus (either using 2 different buttons or an 
"Advanced Options" item) or 2 different (but very similar) screens each 
with its own menu.

You could even argue that from a usability standpoint the second options 
is worse because a) there's overlap in functionality, b) it's more 
difficult to manage (you have to switch somehow), c) its harder to 
explain/not logical (the screens are similar but the order of the items 
is reversed for example).

I know that Isaac was against the "Advanced Options" scenario, but did 
he give any specific reasons why he thought that doing it that way 
wasn't a good idea? Because the more I think about it the more I prefer 
that idea over the currently suggested solution.

How had you imagined "The Switch" yourself? An option in the menu? Or a 


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