[mythtv] Key mapping for BOOKMARK

Mike Bibbings mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 19:58:00 UTC 2018

On 13/03/18 18:44, Peter Bennett wrote:
> During playback, the select key assigned in global key mapping is used 
> for setting and removing bookmarks.
> To allow users to set a different key for bookmarks without having to 
> change global select, I have create a new key mapping for bookmarks. I 
> can default this to the same keys as SELECT (i.e. space, enter, 
> return) and it should not affect anybody unless they have changed 
> their global select settings. (see 
> https://code.mythtv.org/trac/attachment/ticket/13234/20180313_1414_bookmark.patch). 
> It is not committed yet.
> Personally I never set a bookmark and the fact that it is on the most 
> prominent keyboard keys seems inappropriate.
> On the Nvidia Shield there is only one button (enter), and it should 
> do something useful that leads to other interactions, rather than set 
> a bookmark. Other remotes also have a prominent enter button, which 
> should be used for something more important.
> I propose defaulting the new BOOKMARK setting to Ctrl+K (since K is 
> "jump to bookmark"). I would default Space to pause(which is how most 
> players work), and Enter to a new navigation OSD that I plan to develop.
> Existing frontends would find that space enter and return would no 
> longer invoke bookmark. They could still assign those keys to bookmark 
> in the key mappings.
> I expect that bookmarks are not widely used and that most people would 
> not be upset at this.
> If necessary the code could apply different defaults for Android so as 
> to have less impact on existing users, but I think it is better if 
> possible to keep the different platforms working the same.
> Please let me have feedback on this.
> Peter

My frontends have "Action on playback exit:" set to "Always prompt 
(including Live TV)", default action is to set BOOKMARK, so changing the 
key assignment for BOOKMARK is no issue for me.

For pause (on a standard qwerty keyboard) are you keeping "p" for 
play/pause or replacing it with Space?  Many remote controls (IR and 
wireless)  map the play/pause button to "p"


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