[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 01:01:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 11/03/2009 07:27 PM, Rod Smith wrote:
>> Nick Rout wrote:
>>> (2) make the settings more accessible. From each screen/plugin add a
>>> context menu button to go straight to the config options for that
>>> screen. (presently its escape back to main menu, forward through
>>> several setup menus, make the changes then escape back out to main
>>> menu and all the way back to your screen. My suggestion is not only
>>> more user friendly in terms of button presses, but may save those
>>> endless posts asking "where is the settings option for foobar" - the
>>> answer will become "from the foobar screen hit [info] and choose
>>> [settings]"
>> This is an excellent suggestion. I've wasted more time than I care to
>> contemplate moving back and forth between the recordings list and the
>> plaback settings options pages when trying to fine-tune my playback
>> settings.
> Agreed, and as Robert mentioned, this is an eventual goal--but one made much
> easier to accomplish once we get rid of some of the cruft.  (After all,
> would you really want a 12-screen "context settings" for TV Playback?)

The other thing I forgot to mention about my suggestion was that when
you exit the context-settings you should go back to where you were,
rather than just back up the menu hierarchy. That would require some
logic when exiting a settings screen like:

"IF I got here from a context-sensitive menu, go back the where I was,
ELSE go back up the menu structure"

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