ergonomics
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I've tried some of xbmc skins and found every of them lacking something in this thread title department.

Let's stick to Welo for now... As xbmc is a media center and as a media center could be required when one has more than 3 movies to handle, the best and really useful view in movies is the wall view and I think you could really improve its ergonomics ! Let me explain...

Upon scrolling either way, the focal view is the upscaled thumb at the leftmost or rightmost edge. When this thumb coulb benefit from a bit more upscaling view (there is some room left for this), being at the edge of the screen has a big disadvantage : one cannot see what's coming ! I don't know if it's possible as I'm no coder but I do think that blocking that upscaled thumb two steps away from the edge of the screen represents a big improvement, like the screenshot shows :

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like this, one has a little more than 2/3 of the screen showing whats viewed, the focused view (upscaled thumb) and what's coming being a bit less the last third of the screen.

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(2012-09-21, 19:49)idoru17 Wrote: I've tried some of xbmc skins and found every of them lacking something in this thread title department.

Let's stick to Welo for now... As xbmc is a media center and as a media center could be required when one has more than 3 movies to handle, the best and really useful view in movies is the wall view and I think you could really improve its ergonomics ! Let me explain...

Upon scrolling either way, the focal view is the upscaled thumb at the leftmost or rightmost edge. When this thumb coulb benefit from a bit more upscaling view (there is some room left for this), being at the edge of the screen has a big disadvantage : one cannot see what's coming ! I don't know if it's possible as I'm no coder but I do think that blocking that upscaled thumb two steps away from the edge of the screen represents a big improvement, like the screenshot shows :

Image

like this, one has a little more than 2/3 of the screen showing whats viewed, the focused view (upscaled thumb) and what's coming being a bit less the last third of the screen.

Hey idoru,

I had thought about that a while ago, however never got much time to investigate the tweak. Actually wanted the left most and right most covers partially off the screen. Welo had a mockup of this and it looks great. It's still on the list of design improvements so will hopefully get sorted at some time.

Cheers for your thoughts. Wink
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