[mythtv] Changing highlight/button-on settings in themes

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Sat Feb 20 20:55:30 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 23:22 -0500, R. G. Newbury wrote:

> The docs need a tree diagram to show provenance/inheritance of these 
> things, plus a description of what uses what/does what.

I think that would need to be automatically generated as the inheritance
used is somewhat up to the themer. But I just wanted to hijack this
thread to ask you to share the color choices you come up with for
MythCenter[-wide]. I've been basically using the ones from MythCenter
which was updated by Kevin Kuphal to be readable. But the red color
doesn't present well with the green bar and it is very difficult to
tell highlighted from non-highlighted text, except for "normal" which
we change from light blue to white when highlighted.

I've just committed another update to the theme which makes sure that it
looks similar at both 1920x1080 and 1280x720. But there are still a lot
of oddities inherited from default-wide, like buttons that are too wide
for their popup's background, scroll arrows that are outside their
button lists so they don't get greyed out when inactive, etc. Once
MythCenter-wide is better looking I'd like to backport a lot of the
fixes to default-wide, but that will definitely be after the 0.23
release; I don't want to muck up other themes relying on it.

Other than the highlighting issue I also feel the scroll button
placement is too inconsistent, the screen titles are too small and
some on screen text is microscopic (like the sort order thingy at
the bottom of the Manage Recording Rules screen). A lot of button
texts are also not centered, and the Search button on many screens
shows no text for some unknown reason. Finally, a lot of the picture
elements and pop-ups from default are the wrong color and wrong size,
but this is probably something to fix after back-porting the base
fixes to the default-wide theme.

-- Daniel

More information about the mythtv-dev mailing list