[mythtv-users] .22 Missing menu - Key right

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Nov 4 20:30:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 04:11:43PM +0100, Bert Haverkamp wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:35 AM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Justin Hornsby <justin0hornsby at gmail.com> says:
> >> The main reason it was there in the first place was because we need
> >> two menus in so many places, hence two menu buttons. ?How many
> >> remotes have two menu buttons? ?So, you lose an 'info' button to the
> >> 'info menu'. ?Great, except now you need to find a button to map to
> >> U (Details) if you use that feature a lot.
> >
> > Yes; I fell into this situation with 0.22 as I had long since devoted
> > the Info remote button to bring up the Program Details page. I am
> > overloading another button used to jump to the start of recordings
> > (and thus otherwise unused outside playback) for the INFO menu, but
> > . . .

I have the guide button on my remote mapped to bring up Program
Details.  The info button would be more logical.

> >> ONE menu button, contextual menu content.
> >
> > I, too, would favor this approach; as things stand in 0.22, there are
> > two popup menus in MythVideo and Watch Recordings, and one menu
> > (Almost?) everywhere else.
> >
> Just a simple "me too". Merge info  and menu in some way. I hope this
> can get on the list of things to do for 0.23.

Here's my preferences:

SELECT brings up a context sensitive menu for the currently
highlighted item.

MENU brings up a context sensitive menu that for everything else on
the current screen.  I'm not sure if it's truely necessary, but the
SELECT action menu options could also be added as a submenu here so
that everything was accessible from the MENU action.

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 09:18:02AM -0400, Dan Wilga wrote:
> Isn't there some way the theming system could be redesigned, such
> that the theme itself defines whether it uses right arrow (or even
> down arrow) accelerators? Seems to me, that would make everyone
> happy.

That's on my todo list.  FYI, that's not saying much as my todo list
has been more like a wishlist for way too long.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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