[mythtv-users] Touchscreen

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 14 10:09:13 EST 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 8:42, Stef Coene wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 December 2005 05:01, GREG & AMY LINDLEY wrote:
> > Matt/Tom/Joshua,
> >
> > Ugh!  I stand corrected.  It does indeed no longer function as I 
> > once 
> > thought.  I spent some time verifying this before I responded.  In a 
> > prior 
> > release (I don't know which one), mythtv used to respond to the 
> > mouse (it 
> > wasn't visible, but you could click on menu items and they would be
> > selected).  
> I use mythtv (0.18.1-5, ubuntu) and the mouse is indeed not working in 
> the  
> menu's.  But in the settings page, the mouse is working fine.  I run 
> mythtv  
> in a window, maybe that changes the mouse behaviour.

No, that's not it.  IIRC a good bit of the UI layer was changed a while 
back.  I think earlier iterations were a little more purely derived 
from the Qt widgets, so using the mouse just inherently worked for a 
lot of them (even though you couldn't see the pointer).  That was 
changed a while back, I think (though I can't remember how long ago).  
There are probably a few places where clicking with the mouse may still 
work (apparently some of the settings pages), but it's the exception 
rather than the rule.

There's a major UI layer overhaul in progress.  The new UI layer relies 
more on OpenGL (if you have it) for lots of eye candy, though there's a 
Qt fallback mode, I think.  The mouse-enabling patch that was recently 
posted is meant to work with this new UI code; I don't konw whether 
it'll be included in the 0.20 release or not.


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