[mythtv-users] What themes are people using with .22?

Charles Wright cpwright at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 00:51:23 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> First, I can't get my puny brain wrapped around the "horizontal"
> layout of Terra and Graphite, so they are out.
I didn't like the horizontal themes very much, because seemed not to
have as many options at once; and if you don't have a picture for an
item, it seems to look worse than the "vertical" themes.  I also found
that at least with my upgrade from mythbuntu 9.04 to 9.10, most of my
choices were designed for widescreen and I'm still in using an older
television.  Mythbuntu works very well on my non-widescreen TV.

> Fanart backgrounds are nice.  Mythbuntu is the only one of these four
> that includes it.  Another post offered a one-line change to enable
> fanart in Blue Abstract, but the effect is not good unless you add an
> alpha to the buttons to make them semi-transparent, similar to
> Mythbuntu.
I think that the fanart backgrounds in Mythvideo definitely look very
cool, I'm still undecided as to whether it is a good thing for
function though.   I think the plain gray background may be less
distracting and make it easier to pick the videos.

I guess my biggest complaint is that the gallery view doesn't seem to
have an option to say how many rows and columns anymore.  The small
pictures are a bit too small for my kids, having 2 rows with 3
pictures was much better for them.


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