[mythtv-users] Ways to jump to a window at startup

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 9 07:17:33 UTC 2010

On 9 September 2010 08:07, Chris Adams <rocket at extremelan.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking into programming some buttons on my remote to launch
> mythfrontend directly into various screens. For instance say a user
> presses the "Guide" button, mythfrontend launches and the user is
> immediately presented with the EPG. Bypassing the menus.
> The only way I can think of is to launch mythfrontend then frantically
> poll the telnet socket so I can send it a jump command before the menu
> is displayed. Haven't tried it (yet) but it seems this will flicker
> since the main menu will display briefly then be replaced by the
> desired screen. Not a great user experience, but acceptable.
> Has anyone done this? Is there a more elegant way?
> NB. Sadly the only relevant command-line option I could find is one to
> launch a plugin. So MythVideo could be started this way but not the
> EPG or the watch recordings screen.
> Cheers
> Chris
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Are you using LIRC?

If so are you using just Infra Red or any other kind of remote (say a
PS3 Bluetooth one)?


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