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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2008, 06:27:26 pm »
UI2 does not function well with a touch screen, primarily because it lacks methods for bringing the menu up simply by touching the screen.

As for the cursor, you can replace the cursor with a transparent cursor (in the skins folder) to see what the effect is... the issue is however:

* while you do have an effective trail on the main screen, the other gyro screens such as the TV guide, the volume/lighting, the chapter selection, and the jog shuttle do require some effective feedback. This is why the large mouse cursor is used, and why it changes from a 4-way, to various 2-way cursors to indicate the allowed mouse direction.

and yes, correct. Anything in the Standard Variation is inherited to the other variations. The exception to this is of course the Symbian (Cell phone) layout, which has its variation explicitly set to not inherit from the standard variation.

Play around a bit more. :)

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2008, 09:23:53 pm »
Tschak,

do you have to run regen for the orbiter, if you change the mouse cursor?

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2008, 09:32:00 pm »
Good question!

will have to look into that.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2008, 10:24:24 pm »
I can do that myself. Thanks Thom :)

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2008, 12:19:38 am »
Hey guys I'm having a problem in HADesigner tonight, not sure what changed or how, but now in my "designer window" I cannot get to all of the settings since I cannot make the window large enough to view the ones all the way at the bottom, any ideas?

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2008, 12:24:39 am »
you should have a minimum size of 1280x1024. With that said, if the display isn't big enough, a scroll bar will appear in the rightmost extreme of the window (but only if it's not maximized), you can use this to scroll up and down as needed.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2008, 04:30:30 pm »
yep, absolutely what the issue was, I didn't think changing my screen res would have effected it though as it was still pretty high...those are some steep requirements :)


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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2008, 04:45:58 pm »
I understand. It is important to note however that you're working with images that are sized for 2844x1600, before sizing down to their target orbiter size.

btw, if you're interested, come over to: 

http://forum2.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6381.msg38881#new

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2008, 03:37:34 pm »
what happened to this thread? did it get moved or did progress stop?

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2008, 03:40:04 pm »
I am still offering support for anyone interested in learning and doing UI work.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2008, 03:47:22 pm »
Thom, I'm still messing around with HADesigner to make some first sketches for calendar functionality. Currently I am watching your screencast again because I have several problems, but I will come back to them in the dev thread.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2008, 10:34:44 pm »
I am very interested in helping out in this area as it is something that I am more familiar with. I have made it through most of your screencasts and will start messing around with HADesigner soon. I only wish that there was a way to bring all of the data to my work PC as this is where I tend to have a lot of downtime. From my understanding the PC running HADesigner needs to be on the cores network to send/recieve all of the data.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2008, 11:18:28 pm »
that's correct.

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2008, 07:44:28 am »
krys,
you can install a local  mysql server and copy the pluto_main database and the skins directory to you work PC and you won't need the connection to the core anymore. This should be enough for playing around with HADesigner. You could even sync your changes to the master repository with sqlCVS...

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Re: GUI Improvements
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2008, 01:45:30 pm »
no, don't do that..... you won't be able to test your changes.