[vdr] Editing usability
udo_richter at gmx.de
Sat May 9 22:59:12 CEST 2009
On 09.05.2009 22:04, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> This 'editing mode' could have some (OSD visible) key mapping like
>> red->toggle mark, green->jump to last mark, yellow->jump to next mark,
>> blue->start editing. However, this would make jumping a lot more difficult.
> The color keys are already in use during replay - and I really don't see
> how using the color keys would be any more intuitive than using the
> number keys.
Users don't expect number keys to do anything else than being numbers.
The color keys are more 'general use', and there's already a common way
to display their meaning onscreen.
> Personally I don't find the key mapping that unintuitive. After all,
> the number keys are unused in replay mode, so why not use them for
> 4=Move Back 6=Move Forward
> 7=Jump Back 8=Test 9=Jump Forward
Yeah, but was it 7 or 1 for jumping? Does cutting start on 2 or 8?
Don't get me wrong, I can do this blindfolded in my dreams. Its just not
as obvious and easy to discover for beginner/infrequent users as the
rest of VDR is.
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