[mythtv] MythTV Usability Report

Tom E. Craddock Jr. sigtom at sigtom.com
Mon Jan 9 01:28:13 UTC 2006

Myles Eftos wrote:
>>G3 - That's the nature of PVRs.  try using the EPG or browse mode.
>>G5 - Because it's also known as the conflict resolution screen
>>G6 - RTFM?
>>G7 - Go to the upcoming recording screen, the watch recordings screen or
>>hell any screen involving recordings.
>>EPG1 - Hit the "show guide" button
> I think the point that Jono is making is that for interface issues
> like this you shouldn't have to RTFM. My girlfriend isn't going to
> jump on Google and try to find the legend for key bindings. He makes
> some valid points here and isn't looking for the solution himself - he
> is looking for the solution for ALL users.
> You can, to a degree get away with web-only documentation for software
> packages that are going to be used exclusively by computer people
> (i.e. someone with the knowledge to install the package in the first
> place), but MythTV is now getting to the point where many non-computer
> users are using it. Usability and/or thorough online help is extremely
> important in this instance.

So then the "computer people/person" needs to do:

A: Print out the keybindings and make all who use the TV where they are 
(hint: near the TV somewhere)

B: Create a bookmark on the PC each family member uses to the keybindings.

C: Give pop quizes to family members on keybindings until memorized.

Take yer pic.


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