[mythtv-users] 0.22 annoyances

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 02:34:06 UTC 2009

> The right button / i button switch is probably an unfortunate but
> necessary change (to allow horizontal scrolling menus). I have had the
> i button mapped forever, but perhaps thats cos my mce remote has one.
> People will get used to it.

I keep seeing this, but from what I understand I think this is too
narrow. It wasn't just for horizontal scrolling menus. It is because
the theme doesn't just have a single (or double) vertical list like
the old UI did. It could have other widgets, menus, etc to the right
of your recordings, or your recordings may be on the left and
everything else is on the right. The point is themers are free to put
widgets list etc in any order or arrangement they like on the screen.
So binding the right arrow to a menu would hamper the ability to
navigate in such a system. The suggestion to allow a themer to bind a
right movement to a menu seems like a valuable option. But confusing
usability with "what I am used to" is a false notion. The new freedom
of the MythUI can actually greatly improve the usability but it is up
to the theme writer to make that happen.

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