theophile Wrote:I will second this. The navigation is not intuitive, especially for TV shows. A couple of observations:
Once the user selects "Movies" or "TV Shows," the first option should be the movie/show list by title, not the genre menu. That's easily the most-used function.
When in a drop-down menu, the left and right buttons should move to the left or right dropdown menu. Pressing right to get a breakout menu is confusing, especially when pressing left is essentially "go back a level."
When in episode view, pressing left seems to go all the way back to the root menu. While you can scroll back to the top of the menu and use the ".." option, I don't think there should be multiple ways of going back up a level. The directional buttons should be limited to "physical" navigation (rather than conceptual) and force the user to use the ".." option or escape, like other skins.
In the main menu, I wonder whether the "Library" option in the submenu is necessary. It seems to have the same result as simply selecting the menu root.
Well, let's see if I can address these without seeming like I'm just arguing with you. I'll explain why this stuff is as it is, and if you have a better suggestion, I'll gladly use it.
1. I *thought* that I addressed that problem already. Yes, on checking, you should start out directly in shows or movies.
2. Okay...I see how this could be confusing...but I found that it was the most efficient way of navigation. If you look at it like "right gives more info, left goes back to the menu"...IDK, I didn't think it was that bad.
The reasoning behind this is because...well, I wanted a fast way to get to the main menu if you want to do something else. Instead of scrolling all the way to the top of a list (which can be irritating if you have an IR remote and 1000 movies), you press left once, and boom, you're there.
3. This has also been fixed in the most recent update. Pressing left will always take you to the menu, and pressing down from that button will always take you back to the list. Backspace is for going up a directory. Again, the reason I have the arrows like they are is actually because it strikes me as easier. A tad confusing at first, but once you understand it, I think it makes navigation a lot faster.
4. Haha...in the original stages, I didn't have these in there. I then recieved comments that it didn't seem right that you had the names of all the stuff in the menus, but could be able to click on the button and have it do "x". Like, "you have a button to the library, but you don't say that that's what it is." sorta thing.
Sooooo...yeah. I'm not opposed to changing something if it'll help make things more user-friendly. I just need to know how.