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hojotimberwolf

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Scroll through list in left/Right and Up/Down?
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:18:10 AM »
I was wondering if it is possible to set the menu to scroll both in the left/right and up/down directions. One can set it with the orientation setting to 'vertical' or 'horizontal' but I don't know if both can be used.

Wondering as I'm making a multilayered theme and the Second layer is to be a grid.

The idea for the theme,

Consoles --> Game Grid --> Game details

Much akin to wiiflow. I plan to have it so one can see the game cases in the Grid section and upon going into details, They will be able to see rating, length, and controls.

This also leads into a second question but can potentially be answered later. Is there a way to bypass a menu

Consoles-->Game Grid--> Game details --> play game
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Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Scroll through list in left/Right and Up/Down?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 10:24:07 PM »
No, currently a grid is not supported I'm afraid. I've considered adding one in the past, but I've never been able to determine what base I should use for the grid. Should I just map e.g. the first 8x5 games, or should it be vertically by letter, and then horizontally alphabetically within the letter, or ...?

How do you envision skipping a menu working exactly? I understand the picture, but what exactly are you trying to accomplish?

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Re: Scroll through list in left/Right and Up/Down?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 01:55:59 AM »
I think when most people envision a grid layout it's just a set horizontal row length going alphabetically from left to right and following the same format on each new line. Some prefer horizontal breaks for letters.

I'd welcome a game details menu that could be toggled so that layouts like Aura (I think) would be more feasible. Without one it's really only useful if you have a small collection and even then it gets messy having to create collections for each game.,

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Re: Scroll through list in left/Right and Up/Down?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 08:34:46 AM »
The menu skipping is as Agent47 mentioned. I would like to have a games detail page which can inform users more of what the game is about when requested. I found that many of the themes currently available try to overload information onto the games selection page and while interesting, can be daunting for those just interested in randomly selecting a game. Thinking about it, having a separate pressable button to load in additional layers on the theme would remove the need for a third layer. By pressing 'I', layers containing game data can be overlay onto the window. Pressing 'I' again would remove the layers.

As for the Grid, having an 8x6 grid would make game selection much easier as it would decrease scrolling. And there are many ways to setup a grid, it really depends.

Wiiflow had a grid where moving the cursor moved the entire grid. Going up/Down would fill in the next row of games while left/right would shift the columns.
Other frontends chose to just have the cursor move and when reaching the end, would fill in a completely new grid of games. These usually had a set barrier like left/right screen edges would load a new grid while up/down screen edges simply moved the cursor to the top/bottom of the grid.