[mythtv-users] [mythtv] Why can I pretend to change the volume if internal controls are disabled?

Joe jfwd at phlobus.net
Fri Feb 6 18:52:36 UTC 2009

> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Andrew Barbaccia <andrew at monolithmc.com>
> wrote:
>>> Unmap the "volume button" on your remote from MythTV and map it to you
>>> receiver.
>>> Kevin
>> I think that's a good workaround, but I want to fix the problem.
> Why are you pushing a button to perform a function that does nothing on your
> system?  Seriously?  People spend waaay to much time messing around with
> stuff.  Move on.

Personally, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss/reject stuff like this.
While I agree it's pretty minor, in general having buttons or things
in the menus which do not work or do something other than what is
advertised takes away from the feeling of a complete and polished
package.  Simply said it promotes a perpetual "unfinished" feeling.

If it is a simple change, I'd vote for just changing the text in the
OSD to tell the user that the button they just pressed did nothing.
At least this would make the UI honest and it seems like a minor/quick
patch.  Possibly reducing confusion for someone down the road can't be
a bad thing if it doesn't break anything.

Just my $0.02.

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