[mythtv-users] Confusing highlight in recorded programs list in mythfrontend

Jesse D. Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Thu Aug 11 00:16:56 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:56 +1000, David Maher wrote:
> The kids are starting to complain about a few things in myth tv. This is good, it means they are starting to use it.
> One complaint that I had last night, was about the recorded programs list. when you first view the recordings list, the focus is on the all recordings the groups pane, but the highlight is on the newest program in the episodes pane. At a glance (if you dont know better) you would think that pushing the down button on the remote would move you down through the episodes, but it doesn't, it moves you down through the groups. This is actually indicated by the fact that the text in the groups pane is white. To move throught the programs pane, you just need to press the right arrow button, and the focus shifts to the programs, the programs change to white and everthing is rosy, er white. The confusion comes from the highlight bar being on the programs pane, while the focus is actually on the groups initially. This is not intuitive, since you wouldn't expect a new user to instantly pick up that white text means the active pane.
> Does anyone know if this behaviour can be changed, or if there is a reason for this behaviour? I would expect the highlight to be on the active pane by default.
> This is a very small thing, but I often catch myself scrolling through the groups by mistake as well.

I know replies like this aren't very useful, but I feel compelled:
"Me too."
I've caught myself doing this many times.

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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