[mythtv-users] MythTV Themes - Looking great!
trebor_s at web.de
Wed Jul 14 10:46:19 UTC 2010
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:29:10 +1200, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Robert Siebert <trebor_s at web.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:51:39 -0400, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM, MarcT <myrdhn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > -----Original Message-----
>>> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>>> > [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Glen Hawksworth
>>> > Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:53 PM
>>> > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>>> > Subject: [mythtv-users] MythTV Themes - Looking great!
>>> > I have been a Mythbuntu Theme man for years now and with 0.22 and the
>>> > side
>>> > scrolling themes that scared me I stayed with the Mythbuntu theme...
>>> > However with 0.23 I think my new favourite is Arclight. If there is
>>> > anyone
>>> > out there that worked on Arclight, well done. I particularly like the
>>> > subtitles/descriptions on the menu items but the artwork is fantastic
>>> > too.
>>> > I have one general comment about the new themes (0.22 and beyond) and it
>>> > has
>>> > to do with the program finder (my favourite way to schedule recordings).
>>> > Back in the good ol' days (0.21 and earlier) when browsing the program
>>> > finder if you came across a program already scheduled to record the
>>> > title
>>> > would be highlighted (eg. the title would be in yellow instead of
>>> > white).
>>> > This was great because you could see scheduled items at a glance as you
>>> > browsed, your favourite programs would stand out against the other
>>> > titles
>>> > (conversely if one of your favourite programs wasn't highlighted you
>>> > could
>>> > jump in and make sure you weren't missing an episode).
>>> > After 0.22 you have to step into the program details to see if it has
>>> > been
>>> > scheduled (eg, in the mythbuntu theme the program would have a coloured
>>> > spot
>>> > next to times, blue - scheduled, green - recording, etc).
>>> > In Arclight, as pretty and well laid out as it is, I can't see any
>>> > indication that an item in the program finder has been scheduled for
>>> > recording unless I bring up the info screen... am I looking in the wrong
>>> > place? Is there something I haven't noticed? (Also, pressing the record
>>> > button on the remote doesn't appear to give you any visual feedback that
>>> > the
>>> > item has been tagged to record)
>>> > I don't know if it is possible with the new UI to have scheduled items
>>> > highlighted in the program finder but if theme creators out there reckon
>>> > that they can achieve it I might have a new favourite theme.
>>> > Once again well done to anyone creating MythTV themes, there is some
>>> > really
>>> > nice work going on. I hope to one day have a crack at one myself.
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > Glen
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>> > Glen,
>>> > Arclightis a theme that was created by Robert McNamara. He usually does
>>> > not
>>> > read/respond to users unless it is about a hot issue/something
>>> > interesting
>>> > to him.
>>> > The MythTV-Theming group has been created for theme related
>>> > questions/comments. You might have better luck contacting him there.
>>> > Glad you like Arclight, it is my favorite at the moment as well. Prior
>>> > to
>>> > .23 Graphite was my favorite, also by Robert, and I thought it could not
>>> > be
>>> > outdone, he proved me wrong.
>>> > MarcT
>>> +1 for arclight
>> Yeah, I really like arclight too. I did modify it a bit though. Some extra
>> backgrounds from interfacelift and I removed the "N" new program indicator,
>> I delete almost everything immediately after watching so it was redundant.
>> I really like the fanart/jamu stuff too. My wife's complaint was that you
>> never got to see the right side of the images, but I had the idea to setup
>> xscreensaver to select from them and disabled most of the screensavers that
>> don't use an image, so while we can't see the full image on the watch
>> recordings screen we do see them on the screensaver.
>> I prefer "blue-abstract" over "Arclight". In my opinion both are currently
>> the best themes with the most consistency and look. Unfortunately users that
>> choose the themes by the mythfrontend don't see the other themes that are
>> available like "blue-abstract" because they are not included in myththemes.
> pardon? blue-abstract is shown in my frontend setup.
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Maybe I didn't wrote my point clearly.
It will surely show up if you have downloaded it from the website and
installed it manually into the theme folder.
I believe that a lot of users just install the packages like myththemes
and thats it. Maybe later they stumble upon the wiki and the theme page
and download new ones. Thats what I meant.
But as far as I know things will get better when the frontend offers
some kind of theme chooser.
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