[mythtv] Key mapping for BOOKMARK

faginbagin mythtv at hbuus.com
Thu Mar 15 04:22:07 UTC 2018

On 3/14/2018 7:40 PM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> On 03/14/2018 06:25 PM, faginbagin wrote:
>> 1) I DO use the enter key to set bookmarks all the time.
>> 2) If you want to poll the user community w.r.t how popular the 
>> current behavior is, it is not sufficient to poll the developer 
>> community, i.e. this list mythtv-dev. You really need to poll the user 
>> community, e.g. the mythtv-users list and the forum.
>> 3) I think it is bad policy to change the default behavior for 
>> functionality that has worked this way since I'm guessing forever. I 
>> know it has worked this way since at least 2009 when I first became a 
>> user. I quite understand why the current behavior is a problem for 
>> you, but please don't break it for all of us who are happy with the 
>> way it works now. By all means create a new key mapping for bookmarks, 
>> but make sure the default is to map it to the same keys used by the 
>> select key mapping. I understand it could generate some warnings in 
>> the log file, but better that than breaking what many users consider a 
>> feature.
> Hi Helen
> Thanks for responding. I did not get a lot of responses on this and I 
> agree with your points. I do not want to change things people are used 
> to - but I wonder how to eventually make a change. Any suggestions would 
> be welcome.
> If I did make the change as I had suggested, you and others would still 
> be able to go to the key mappings and change it back to the way you like 
> it.
> For now, I am going to map bookmark to the existing select keys plus 
> Ctrl+K. People will have the option of remapping the enter key to 
> something else, or mapping other keys to bookmark.
> Peter

Hi Peter,

I'm glad you agree with my points. The concern I have with you making 
the change as you've suggested is that it puts the onus on the user to 
restore the original behavior, if that's what they want. It's one thing 
to expect users to go through the various setup screens, but I suspect 
editing the key mappings are above and beyond the comfort level of many 
users. I know I wouldn't have a problem with it, but many users have 
probably never had to tinker with them.


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