[mythtv-users] Mouse friendly myth?

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Wed Oct 28 03:13:43 UTC 2009

> On 26-Oct-2009, at 12:44, Nick Rout wrote:
>> its a design choice, mouse not needed, keyboard driven so that lirc
>> works.
> There is a huge difference between "mouse not needed" and "Why the
> hell would you ever want to use a mouse? Let's make is IMPOSSIBLE,
> Bwahahaha."
> The very last thing that I want on the couch when I am watching TV is
> a keyboard. I don't even like to have a remote with more than 4 or 5
> buttons. I watch TV/Movies in a completely dark room. Messing about
> with multiple buttons is a pain. Having a lit keyboard means the room
> is not dark. A (wireless) two-button mouse with a scroll wheel is just
> about the perfect device for controlling video.
> VLC is completely manageable via a mouse (even to the point of a
> context sensitive scroll wheel action that controls the volume
> everywhere on screen except over the scrubber, where it controls the
> playhead position). So this is not a 'it's not possible' decision.
> There's no reason to make the mouse useless other than a desire to
> inflict one's preferences on everyone else, "You SHOULDN'T use the
> mouse so we will make it so you CAN'T."

my Logitech Harmony ONE remote has back-lite buttons which is great when
your watching movies in complete darkness :)



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