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krys

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New Security Camera Screen
« on: July 14, 2009, 09:28:43 pm »
I needed a way to access the preset camera angles that my Zavio IP camera has so I created a new screen, and put in the codes for the camera movements. I also took the initiative to enlarge the viewing area to make the picture bigger. Here is the end result.

Old screen
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Image:Oldsecurity.jpg

New Screen
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Image:Newseccam.jpg

The movement arrow buttons extend into the picture, so there is more button there to touch to make it easier, the buttons accross the bottom with asterisks are the preset buttons, I left the two in the middle blank in case I decide to implement zoom in/out or some other function.

I would be willing to retrace the steps I took and record on my desktop if there are enough people interested in such a tutorial.
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Re: New Security Camera Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 10:14:03 pm »
I'm definitely interested to see the process you used to modify the existing skin.

Nice work on the new screen too, I like that MUCH better than the default.

This seems like a good time to bring something up...it would be really nice if we had a way to do some conditional skinning, maybe some quick toggles in the web admin would do the trick nicely.  In this example I'm thinking security cameras, not all of them can move and not all of them have zoom in/out in the template either.  Whether than clutter the screen and confuse the user with buttons that won't do anything, why not make their visibility conditional?  I'm not sure how this would work in HADesigner, but a flag on the button such has HasZoom and the same in the device template, just a nice easy checkbox so older templates can be updated easily should do the trick.

What do you guys think?  It would certainly clean things up a bit and make the experience for the end user more pleasant in my mind.

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Re: New Security Camera Screen
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 05:38:35 am »
quick video of the screen in action on my Dt366

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BYgQCp_4vQ

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Re: New Security Camera Screen
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 06:30:59 pm »
wow, it takes ages for your cam pic to show up...
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