On 2014-05-13 05:26, brunomcl wrote:
> robin_listas;2642729 Wrote:
>> I’m going to remove it
>> again, because it runs full screen, the mouse is badly handled, and on
>> exit suggests to poweroff the machine. This is oriented to standalone
>> multimedia centers, not for desktops.
> To toggle fullscreen/window just type a backslash ("").
When I do that, I get a 1/4 size XBMC display on the top left, but the
border of the desktop window is still maximized. There is no resize
thing for the mouse to resize the window. It doesn’t integrate at all
I tried the weather tab, it sits at “fetching data” for ever. I click on
locations, get none.
I tried viewing a video. It does work, yes… but I see no advantage to
vlc, xine, or mplayer. The volume started up at 100%, and I had to go
through two places before reaching the volume control. Maybe it has a
quick key, but you have to know about it.
I don’t see a reason to use this on a normal desktop machine, only on
dedicated multimedia things, kiosk type.
There is an “xbmc-noX” package that probably would work without having
> IINM mouse works in windowed mode, but it’s obviously geared towards
> discrete input, as in a wireless mini-keyboard (what I use) or dedicated
> remote control.
Yes, that would make sense.
> And yes, the default exit is to shutdown the computer, but the option to
> exit XBMC to the desktop is there, as I’m sure you noticed.
Yes, I did. But I was dismayed.
> My daughter uses it in her laptop to have a multimedia database, as it’s
> scraping capabilities are very good, but mostly I see her watching
> content in smplayer, so I think she agrees with you.
Anyway, it is obvious that XBMC is not ignored, you can install it very
And now, my testing finished, I remove it again into oblivion
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))