[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9571: MythBuntu theme problem

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Feb 12 23:09:39 UTC 2011

On 02/12/2011 05:41 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #9571: MythBuntu theme problem
> Comment (by John Veness):
>   Thanks Mark. This certainly looks better, as I no longer see the
>   horizontal white bars. However, I don't think things are back as they used
>   to me. Several bits of text seem to be cut off earlier than they should
>   be, or earlier than they used to be at least, prior to the white bar
>   problem.
>   For example, if you look at "Truncated text in filter choice 1.png" (and
>   compare it with "MythBuntu theme problem.png") you'll see that the white
>   bars have gone, but the text "All Programmes [323 item" is truncated.
>   "Truncated text in filter choice 2.png" shows it more obviously, in the
>   Music/Ballet/Dance category.


Are you running with Mythbuntu theme in a 4:3 display (as is shown in 
your screenshots)?  If so, it is expected that text items will not line 
up properly.  That they seemed to be closer to correct before was only 
"lucky happenstance."  :)  When a 16:9 theme is displayed at 16:9, text 
should generally fit properly (assuming no bugs in the theme)--with the 
exception being some "multiline" text areas (since we don't have 
multiline support, yet).

Can you please try the theme with a proper-for-the-theme 16:9 aspect 
display?  You can do this by using the "GUI width/height (pixels)" and 
"GUI X/Y offset" settings to letterbox a 16:9 UI on your 4:3 display, 
and then disable, "Use GUI size for TV playback," to allow full-screen 
video playback.  I was thinking someone had written up a nice page about 
this on the wiki, but I can't find it right now.


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