[Finished] Pressing EPG twice while watching TV should show full screen TV (1 Viewer)

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Consider the following situation: I am using MP2 with the MCE skin and a Microsoft MCE remote. I am watching TV. I press EPG on the remote to see what's coming on the other stations. If I want to go back to full screen TV, I have to press the red button on the MCE remote. For this, I have to look to the remote to find the right button. Pressing EPG again does nothing.

When coming from full screen TV into EPG by pressing the EPG button, a second press on the EPG button should go back to full screen TV.

The behavior described above is standard behavior in MP1/Titan.

Disclaimer: I am a usability professional and a long time and enthusiastic MP user (for about 10 years or so). From a usability point of view, MP1 with the Titan skin is a very good solution for watching and listening to media. Because OnlineVideos has a flaw in MP1, I gave MP2 and the available skins a try, and my professional assessment is that user experience needs to be improved quite a bit before it is as usable as MP1/Titan. Please don't consider me as ungrateful, I appreciate the work that is being put into MP, however, I think the user experience with MP2 is not as good as it could be and I want to give my feedback on how to make MP2 better.
 

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    Same as in the other feature request you made, I agree here again. I'm a WMC user and intuitively expect the same you describe.
    I'll give it a try, though I think I can not handle this as skinner. @morpheus_xx ?
     

    morpheus_xx

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    Just got an idea: if you only want to reach fullscreen from EPG screen, you could add a KeyBinding to the fullguide xaml screen that forwards to fullscreen again.

    Example: MediaPortal-2/FullscreenTvKeybindings.inc at bda13bc9bdab65ff1538d14ea9c22ab22051a523 · MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2 · GitHub
    And: MediaPortal-2/Media-shortcuts.xml at bda13bc9bdab65ff1538d14ea9c22ab22051a523 · MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2 · GitHub

    I am not sure if invocation of a WorkflowAction works this way already. If not it would be worth to add...
     

    ge2301

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    Just got an idea: if you only want to reach fullscreen from EPG screen, you could add a KeyBinding to the fullguide xaml screen that forwards to fullscreen again.

    Example: MediaPortal-2/FullscreenTvKeybindings.inc at bda13bc9bdab65ff1538d14ea9c22ab22051a523 · MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2 · GitHub
    And: MediaPortal-2/Media-shortcuts.xml at bda13bc9bdab65ff1538d14ea9c22ab22051a523 · MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2 · GitHub

    I am not sure if invocation of a WorkflowAction works this way already. If not it would be worth to add...
    I'll give it a try and report back.
     

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    @ge2301 done. GitHub - MediaPortal/MediaPortal-2 at MP2-631_ExtendWorkflowManager

    I added a KeyBinding inside BlueVision screen of fullguide xaml (see commit). Can you test this branch and add the same to all (wanted) skins as well?

    @Brownard should we increase MediaPortal.UI compatibility number because of the interface extension? I'd like to avoid this, as there was no 2.1 final release yet. What do you think?
     

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    No don't think there's any need, we already bumped it for the pre and they only really need to be bumped between stable releases.
     

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    Great (y) These are the small things, that make usability better.
     

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