[mythtv-users] Ticket #8441: MythBuntu theme update issue when deleting recordings

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Tue May 11 01:33:27 UTC 2010

> 2010/5/11 MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org>:
>> #8441: MythBuntu theme update issue when deleting recordings
>> wiki/MythUI_Theme_Development#The_buttonlist_widget
> Then lets call it an usability bug :) ...but comparing this behaviour
> to the other themes, makes me convinced that this is a theme bug. The
> bug in the Mythbuntu theme (and actually also the Childish theme) is
> that it shows an item which doesn't exist. If you look at the second
> screenshot (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxmPCS9) you, as a
> user, get the impression that you can click the down button once and
> select the next item. But this is not the case. If you click the down
> button, all of your recordings on the screen will get updated, the
> selection will move to the top and you will have no idea of what just
> happened. I see two solutions to this problem:
> 1. Implement the behaviour like how it is shown graphically. Eg. make
> it possible to move the selection down to the next item and make it an
> "infinite" list - This is exactly the behaviour as the Terra theme has
> implemented, just horizontally instead of vertically.
> 2. Keep the current "move-selection-to-top" behaviour, but DON'T show
> the newest recording as the last recording. Either (A) show an empty
> line (Like in Metallurgy, Graphite and MythCenter) or (B) move all
> items down so the oldest recording is now the last item (Like in
> Arclight).
> In other words, as I see it, MythBuntu and Childish has implemented
> the wraplist functionality halfway in between two fully valid methods,
> ending up with something that is very confusing for the user.

I agree with Kenni

I fell over this *bug* when I wanted to delete 2 of the oldest shows in a
list that overflowed the available vertical space. 'd', 'up', 'select'
three times you would think - but then you delete the oldest and the
newest :-(


Robin Gilks

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