[mythtv-users] .22 menu left arrow exit: Bug or Deliberate choice?

stefan_jones at comcast.net stefan_jones at comcast.net
Sat Nov 21 05:07:00 UTC 2009

----- "Johnny" <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote: 
> From: "Johnny" <jarpublic at gmail.com> 
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> 
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 8:59:34 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] .22 menu left arrow exit: Bug or Deliberate choice? 
> > I noticed a few oddities. No Delete Recordings for example . . . I see that 
> > this is a redesign side-effect and may come back. (I hope so.) 
> > 
> > The really annoying thing, and I can't find a bug report for this, is that 
> > left arrows no longer exit certain menus. Play Recordings and the search 
> > program menu, most noticably. I have to use Esc. 
> > 
> > I'd sign up for Trac and file a bug, but I want to get a dist of what people 
> > thing of this. Maybe it was a deliberate choice? 
> This has been talked about in 3 or 4 threads over the last few weeks. 

Aha . . . I browsed the bug DB for mentions of "arrow" rather than search the mailing list archive 

> The new MythUI allows themes to place widgets in arbitrary 
> arrangements. This means that using the left and right keys to 
> enter/exit menus is not longer possible. Changing it back to the old 
> way would put an arbitrary limit on how themes can arrange things. The 
> 'Esc' key and 'I' function just as the they always have for the 
> purposes you mentioned. So to clear this is not a bug but a conscious 
> design decision to enable richer themes. 

That's good enough for me. Thanks for the summary. 
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