[vdr] Editing usability

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Tue May 12 10:58:14 CEST 2009


On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 07:06 -0700, VDR User wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 1:36 AM, Stuart Morris <stuart_morris at talk21.com> wrote:
> >
> > I haved lost count the number of times I have pressed the numbered keys on my remote by accident and then panic because I don't know how to undo what then happened.
> >
> > This is definitely a trap for unsuspecting beginners.
> 
> I mean this in the nicest way possible but paying more attention to
> what you're pressing would pretty much resolve your problem.
> 
> In all honesty most of the complaints I've read have little or no real
> issue with VDR itself but rather the users either not paying attention
> to what they're doing, not bothering to read the manual & memorize the
> few keys involved, and/or wanting VDR to kid-proof the remote for
> them.  It seems all of these "problems" could be eliminated with a
> little extra effort by the user.  That being said, if there's
> something that could be done to help and Klaus is willing to do it
> then super.  Or better yet if someone else takes it upon himself to
> create these patches so Klaus can be left to focus on the bigger fish
> to fry.
> 
> For the record, I have kids, who can be more like monkeys often times,
> and have no problem keeping the remote away from their curious
> fingers. 

Perhaps I should keep my remote at your house?

:)

>  I've accidentally pressed buttons that had undesired actions
> before as well.  So, when I say these problems can be resolved with a
> little more effort & attention on the users part, I'm speaking from
> experience.  Of course it's easier to decide you can't be bothered
> with it on your end and ask someone else to fix it for you, but
> truthfully speaking the user-side fix isn't exactly hard to begin
> with.  I guess we'll have to agree to disagree as to how serious of an
> issue this stuff is, or whether it's even a problem with VDR itself or
> not.
> 
> Regards,
> Derek
> 
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