[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 4 21:03:19 UTC 2009

On 11/04/2009 03:57 PM, Rod Smith wrote:
> Oh, one thing I completely forgot: Through at least 0.21, the arrow keys 
> sometimes behave very strangely. Most commonly, the left and right arrow key 
> functions are reversed or just plain weird when moving between button options 
> at the bottom of certain screens. For instance, go to the Setup->General 
> setup screen. The "Next" button, in the lower-right corner, is highlighted. 
> Pressing the right-arrow key moves to "Cancel," in the lower-left corner, 
> which is sensible (assuming wrapping). Pressing right-arrow again jumps the 
> highlight up to the "Hostname" field at the *TOP* of the screen. (I'd 
> normally expect it to go to the "Back" button, to the left of the "Next" 
> button.) This isn't an isolated issue; most of the configuration screens, and 
> many others, do similar unintuitive things.
> This is all very weird and confusing, but it's something that long-time MythTV 
> users (myself included) tend to overlook, since we're so accustomed to the 
> bizarre way it works. Perhaps it's already been addressed in 0.22. If so, I 
> apologize for wasting time bringing it up; but I thought it would be best to 
> mention it in case this problem still exists.

Fortunately, that's all non-themed/Qt widgets in setup, so it will be 
addressed when settings are mythui'ed.  :)


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