[mythtv] [PATCH] Updated manage recordings screen
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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