[mythtv-users] Are there any 4k themes for mythfrontend?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Feb 3 11:43:36 UTC 2024

On Fri, 2 Feb 2024 19:31:59 -0800, you wrote:

>On Mon, Jan 1, 2024 at 1:29?AM Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>
>> Since I have been using MythTV with my new LG C3 48" 4K TV for the
>> last couple of days, I have found an interesting problem.  The
>> slightly modified version of the MythCenter-wide theme that I am using
>> works OK at 3840x2160, but wastes a lot of usable space due to having
>> huge text.  At 1920x1080 on my old 32" 1080p TV, the text size was
>> good at my watching distance of 2.2 metres.  But now it is quite a bit
>> larger than it needs to be, and if it could be made smaller a lot more
>> data could be fitted on to the screen, such as many more recordings on
>> the recordings list.  But I have been unable to find any themes that
>> are designed for a 4K 3840x2160 screen size.  Does anyone know of any?
>> It looks like it would be quite a difficult job to modify
>> MythCenter-wide to work well at 4K, as virtually all the numbers in
>> the theme files would need to be altered in the right proportions. How
>> do theme designers do this sort of thing - is it just by tediously
>> going through all the files and manually making the changes and
>> testing them?
>At some point I may create a "Steppes-small" theme for large TVs. Until
>then, one thing you can play with is "GUI Text Zoom Percentage" under Setup
>-> Appearance -> Theme / Screen Settings. With the Steppes theme, 80 to 85
>works pretty well on my big TV. A value of 100 represents the theme
>designer's chosen font size. Note: you do have to completely restart
>mythfrontend for that setting to take effect.

That is a useful setting, but unfortunately my theme (MythCenter-wide)
does not make use of the smaller font size to fit more lines and/or
more text into the available space.

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