[mythtv-users] New blue-abstract theme 1.8

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Thu Sep 20 08:36:16 UTC 2012

Zitat von Scott harris <scott.harris0509 at gmail.com>:

>>>>>> Am 15.09.2012 02:43, schrieb Scott & Nicole Harris:
>>>>>>>> Hi everybody, I just wanted to announce on the mailing list  
>>>>>>>> that a new version
>>>>>>> of the blue-abstract theme is out.
>>>>>>>> It has undergone a major rewrite. There were tons of changes,
>>>>>>> which can be seen in the changelog or on github.
>>>>> Robert, I downloaded version 1.8 a few days ago, and I'm very  
>>>>> impressed with how polished it is. Thanks.
>>>> A few more issues I noticed while using the new version for a few days:
>>>> - The OSD element in top left corner is not taking GUI offsets into
>>>> account. I use different resolutions for video vs. GUI and while
>>>> watching recordings, the top left corner of the screen is outside the
>>>> viewport, so that this OSD element is only partially visible.
>>>> - I wonder why there are distinct background images missing for some
>>>> major menu points like Media Library.
>>>> - The upcoming recording entries aren't colored, which makes it hard
>>>> to determine the different state of the different recordings from each
>>>> other.
>>>> - The auto-scrolling of some text areas is far to fast, e.g. for the
>>>> episode descriptions. I'd rather have them not scrolling at all, so I
>>>> can always read the beginning of the description and hit INFO for the
>>>> complete text.
>>> Regarding the missing background images: I use my own (imho better  
>>> structured) menu (which you can activate in the appearance  
>>> settings, it called blue-abstract-menu). There I don't use the  
>>> media gallery. I'll add the background to it in the next version.
>>> I'll add some color to the upcoming recording text.
>>> Unfortunately there is no option to change the scrolling speed.  
>>> I'll think about disabling it. You can still disable the scrolling  
>>> yourself in the xml file.
>> Dont disable it, its one of the best features of this theme.  IMO.
> Agreed

So how do you guys actually read the scrolling content with the  
current scrolling speed, if the episode description is like 10 lines  
longs, but you only see 4 lines at once? I might not be the fastest  
reader, but I doubt anyone could really read those with the current  
A slower scrolling speed would definitely help too, though I'd still  
prefer to only read the full description on demand, because everybody  
has a different reading speed, and you might not start reading right  
after opening the recording, so you missed the first lines and need to  
wait until the scrolling loops back. Bad usability IMO.

Jan Schneider
The Horde Project

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