Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#458 closed enhancement (invalid)

"View recordings" usability woes

Reported by: etnoy at broach dot se Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: 0.18.1
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

I have found some things in the "view recordings" dialog which are sub-optimal.

At least on my TV, when the recording viewer starts it is not obvious what on the screen is selected. When (and this is the most common case) the user thinks that the recordings screen is selected and presses "down" to select another recording to play etc. Instead, the tabs just to the left are selected, and the user thinks that all but one recording has gone. What really happened here is that he has changed the tab to filter out certain recordings. Only a very slight change in color occurs when the user does it the right way and presses "right" to select the recordings screen first.

I propose:

  1. Have the "recordings screen" preselected from the beginning
  2. Perhaps putting the tabs on the left side?
  3. Give more visible hints of which control is selected

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

What theme are you using? All the themes I've used have the tabs on the left, and the change in colouring from selected to unselected is fairly distinct.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by loudawg@…

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Unless I am misunderstandnig what you are saying, there is an option to specify where to start in the Watch Recordings screen. You seem to be saying that it starts in the list of shows (on the left) rather than in the episode list for a specific show (or All Programs). If this is the case, then you need to go to the third screen in the playback settings and un-check "Start in title section."

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by etnoy

Okay, I think I was a bit unclear. I just got annoyed because it was difficult for the rest of my family to view a recording since they always had those "tabs" seleted when they thought they had the individual episode list selected. Of course this might be a theme issue, I think I'm using tivilitus (sp?), but not near the box right now.

I wrote something wrong in the original report. The final line should read as: "I propose: 1. Have the "recordings screen" preselected from the beginning 2. Perhaps putting the tabs on the right side? 3. Give more visible hints of which control is selected". I wrote left instead of right :)

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by jdonavan

#1 The highlight colors are theme determined #2 There's an option to start on the right side instead of the left.

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