[mythtv-users] Up and Down keys and seeking

David Kyle david.kyle at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 17:57:48 UTC 2005

I think the reasoning is based on how a text editor/word processor
works.  If you're in the middle of a document and you press up, then
you go the the previous line, whereas if you press left you go to the
previous character.  If you analogize going a line back to going 10
minutes (or whatever it is) back and a character to going a few
seconds back, then it makes sense.  The same analogy works for going
forward in a document vs. going forward in the recording.

At this point, I'm so used to it working like that in mythtv, that
when I use mplayer, I keep going the wrong direction.

On 6/13/05, James Armstrong <james at thearmstrongs.org> wrote:
> Daniel Segel wrote:
> > Yeah, I initially found it strange as well, and the opposite of what I
> > expected, but now I'm used to it.
> >
> > Still, if it were easy to reverse them then I would.
> >
> > Daniel
> >
> > Xiaotian Sun wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Is it just me or other people also find it counter-intuitive to bind
> >> Up key to backward seeking and Down key to forward seeking in mythtv?
> >>
> >> I cannot change this behavior in mythweb because Up and Down are bound
> >> globally.
> >>
> That's funny, I was playing around with the frontend (can't remember
> what I was doing) this weekend and this was starting to bug me. I was
> going to ask/fix it but I did not know how others felt. When I down
> arrow or page-down I usually think about going back / down and not up /
> forward. Maybe a pilot or someone that plays flight simulators did that.
> That is how they usually work, pushing up on a joystick causes you to go
> down.
> ;) James
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