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

Chris Adams rocket at extremelan.net
Thu Sep 9 07:40:25 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Another Sillyname
<anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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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> Chris
> Are you using LIRC?
> If so are you using just Infra Red or any other kind of remote (say a
> PS3 Bluetooth one)?
> Regards

LIRC. I'd use irexec to launch a script, so the button could do
anything a script could.

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