the mouse pointer disappears, which makes it hard to use...
Ah, that explains it.
but in the end, I am making a series of UI enhancements that will completely negate the MythUI completely, so this is going to become a non-issue.
While I do like the MythUI in some ways (functionality mainly), I don't like the disconnected feeling of obviously running a separate media program (MythTV) from within LinuxMCE. I'm really looking forward to your enhancements.
I really wish I could help out more, but I really just don't have the time to invest in learning all the details and there appears to be a ton of stuff already in the works for the next release. Perhaps after the next version comes out if I identify things I see as shortcomings I'll try to dedicate some time to them. I'm just really thankful to people like Thom that seem to be working on issues that bug me the most. As it is, I don't even have basic things like lighting modules, and my TV isn't under full LMCE control (screwy TV with semi-discrete IR codes).
On the MCE remote. The Media Center button in the middle of it pulls up, and exits out of the menu. You can also use the Back Arrow button located to the left of the directional pad. <snip>
Just to be clear let me give you a couple examples, assume UI2 for all this. From the main LMCE menu you select videos (or press the recorded TV button while on the main LMCE screen) and you see the videos screen. From there how do you close the video menu and return to the main LMCE window? If you are watching a video, how can you pull up the lmce menu and get to things like aspect ratio? While watching a video, is there any way to adjust the lights in the room?
I have a universal remote that came with my cable box, and one mode emulates a MCE remote. Unfortunately it does not have the "Windows logo" button or the color buttons, so the examples I gave above do not seem possible on my remote.
The stuff I snipped out I am familiar with and use the same way.
FWIW, I'm looking into non-IR orbiter options as well. Anything for under $100 that is recommended? Now that I have a new phone, I may even try to get it working as an orbiter.