[mythtv-users] stupid input question

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 14 02:58:09 UTC 2008

On 11/13/2008 09:42 PM, Josh White wrote:
> I'm running mythbuntu 8.10, and lately I've been going though my video 
> collection, trying to clean up the metadata, etc. and I've noticed a 
> minor annoyance.  When I try to enter numerical values, I get a prompt 
> like I'm texting on a cell phone with a 9 digit pad.  For example, 
> when I want to type the number "1" into a field (like if I were trying 
> to name a rip from a 2 DVD title "[name of title] Disc 1") I'm 
> propmted with "[_X%?.-()1]" and I have to press "1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1" to 
> enter "1" in the field. It doesn't come up all that often, but if 
> there were a way to turn that off, I would do so.  I imagine this 
> functionality exists to aid those that use only a remote control for 
> input, but that's not the case with me.  I found the setting to turn 
> off the "virutal keyboard" which I thought may take care of the 
> problem, but no dice.  Has anyone else experienced this and "fixed" it 
> as I hope to do?  

In many places where the cell-phone-like text input exists, you can also 
hit Enter to get the pop-up keyboard, then can type normally with your 
keyboard.  (However, there may be some places where this doesn't work.)


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