[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 4 19:48:47 UTC 2009

On 11/04/2009 08:27 AM, Dan Wilga wrote:
> At 11:49 AM +1300 11/4/09, 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]"
> +1. It is maddeningly annoying to have to change something on the 
> fifth page of Playback Settings, then try playing something, only to 
> discover you need to go back and tweak the settings again.
> I would also like to see the abolition of the "you have to go through 
> all ten pages of settings and click on Finish before any of your 
> changes will take effect" paradigm. This method is good when you want 
> to make a whole bunch of changes at once, but not when you want to 
> quickly change one thing and get back to where you were.
> In an ideal UI, I should be able to get to the page I want, change 
> something, hit a Save button, and have it immediately return to 
> whatever task I was previously doing. 

Or, better, change the option without even using a settings page--like 
we're doing for "Include the 'Watch List' group" and "Show 'LiveTV' 
recordings when using "All Programs" filter".


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