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Frontends that don't need X
« on: July 01, 2008, 08:47:32 am »
I am currently running advmenu and, while this works OK, it has its own frustrations so I am considering a switch.

I quite like the screenies of Lemon Launcher : http://lemonlauncher.sourceforge.net/ and Pyrecade: http://pyrecade.sourceforge.net/.

Anyone care to recommend another fe that doesn't need X?
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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 07:14:18 pm »
Just curiosity, what frustations did you have with advmenu?, I'm using it for my new project and I love it. There was only one thing that didn't work as I wished so I touched the code a little...  8)

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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 07:42:03 am »
The thing that bothers me most is that pressing a letter (or number) will jump to that item in the list.

This is mainly annoying because my 3 year old whacks the buttons while I'm trying to find Bubble Bobble!

I thought that setting "ui_menukey no" might stop this ... but it doesn't seem to!

What's the issue that you've found?
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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 07:20:50 pm »
As I thought, your problem is not really a problem, hehe...

You have to use this:

event_alpha: Disables the alphanumeric keys for fast moving. If you have a keyboard encoder or a keyboard hack with some buttons remapped to alphanumeric keys, it’s useful to disable them.

event_alpha yes | no

In addition I configured any of my buttons to work as the "enter" key, so with any button I can enter the game:

event_assign enter enter or a or b or c or d

with an or for each of your keys


I found advmenu extremely versatile and elegantly simple.

The problem I had was that it was for a certain project and I didn't want to see the names of the games in the screen saver and didn't want to enter the screensaver game if I pressed "enter" since the screensaver pictures where not game pictures. There wasn't any option to setup that, so I had to touch the code a little...  ;D

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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 06:28:49 am »
Thanks for the tip!  This will make advmenu *much* easier to use for my cab.

I've been spending some time on backgrounds, fonts, colours etc and I have to say I'm enjoying it!
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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 09:25:47 am »
I'm glad to hear that, let me know if you have any more doubts. I've spent a lot of time trying every possible combination of options for advmenu.

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Frontends that dont need X
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 09:25:33 pm »
If anyone has or doing a setup like this need input on what has work or not as a setup with linux,Looking for any experences good and bad so I can get what will work for a setup im working on.

Appreciate all the input and advice that can  be given.

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Re: Frontends that don't need X
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 07:26:07 am »
What about you tell us what you need?, advmenu is VERY flexible, so I don't think there is a default that will fit everyone.