[mythtv-users] Blue-abstract update and applying for the competition

Manuel McLure manuel at mclure.org
Tue Jan 26 20:45:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Richard Morton
<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyway, I settled on trying mythbuntu and also blue-abstract... and
> I'm swapping between them.. I think they are both great themes, but
> the readability of abstract is fantastic after installing it
> tonight.... maybe it would be even possible to increase transparency
> of file browser menu-bars a little more. I know these settings were
> just changed today! ;-)

I've settled on Metallurgy. I find the horizontal themes (Terra and
Graphite) unusable due to the fact that they don't show enough groups
in the Watch Recordings screen so you need to Page Up/Page Down too
many times to find the group you want. Mythbuntu was great in that
regard, but I had problems where it caused the memory usage of my
frontend to constantly grow (probably due to the coverart/fanart) and
that would cause VDPAU to fail to start up once the frontend had been
running for a while. Metallurgy doesn't use coverart/fanart and
although it doesn't show as many groups as Mythbuntu did it's usable.
I still haven't found the perfect theme though.
Manuel A. McLure WW1FA <manuel at mclure.org> <http://www.mclure.org>
...for in Ulthar, according to an ancient and significant law,
no man may kill a cat.                       -- H.P. Lovecraft

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