[mythtv-users] Turning off guide genre text

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Wed Nov 4 01:09:06 UTC 2009

>> > This is now controlled by the theme.
>> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythUI_Theme_Development#The_guidegrid_widget
>> > , specifically <showcategories> .
>> >
>> >>   With it turned off or on, I always get the
>> >> genre displayed.
>> >>
>> >> Is this a bug ?
>> >
>> > The continued existence of the setting is.  :)  Thanks for finding it.
>> > I'll remove it.
>> So is there any way of disabling the genre text other than editing the
>> theme. I find that on a CRT display the addition of the genre text makes
>> the EPG screen "too busy" and prefer the values to be disabled.
>> Steve

I too think it should be reverted to a user option.

What's the rationale behind showing it in the first place? Do some
users really have so many channels that they can't recall if "The
Secret Life of the African Wilderbeast" is a documentary or a drama?

Genre colours seem a more elegant way of achieving the same goal.
Implementing both seems redundant.

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