[openlp-dev] Splash screens and logo screens

googol googol at posteo.de
Tue Jan 29 16:04:04 EST 2019


I also never really found the default image useful. And I like Chris
suggestion to remove it.

Regarding splash screen: I would at least prefer if they splash screen
could be dislabed via config. Or, we could consider to keep the option
if we just remove the default image...


Am 29.01.19 um 19:33 schrieb Chris Hill via openlp-dev:
> Hi,
> Just a thought - why not get rid of the ‘default image’ altogether - if
> you really want something to display by default, use a blank screen, or
> blank theme - if not, default to ‘desktop’.
> When OpenLP crashes in a service and needs restarting (not frequent, but
> sometimes when importing via SongSelect), having the OpenLP logo appear
> on restart is not only unnecessary, but jarring, in my opinion.
> Just my £0.02.
> Chris
> Sent from my iPhone
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> *From:* openlp-dev <openlp-dev-bounces at openlp.io> on behalf of Raoul
> Snyman via openlp-dev <openlp-dev at openlp.io>
> *Sent:* Monday, January 28, 2019 22:11
> *To:* OpenLP Developers
> *Cc:* Raoul Snyman
> *Subject:* [openlp-dev] Splash screens and logo screens
> Hey everyone,
> I saw another case of users getting confused between the *splash screen*
> and *default image* recently, and I want explain the problem and propose
> some changes to decrease the confusion. First, let me explain the
> difference between the two.
> The *splash screen* is the initial OpenLP logo that shows up when you
> start OpenLP. The goal of the splash screen is to show users that the
> application is actually responding when they start it. A number of
> applications, OpenLP included, take a while to start up, and don't show
> up immediately, and showing the splash screen as soon as possible helps
> to prevent users from trying to start the application multiple times
> because it doesn't seem to be starting the first time.
> The *default image* is the logo that shows up on the live display screen
> when OpenLP first launches.
> I'm not entirely sure what the source of the confusion between these two
> screens is, but I think it has something to do with the following facts:
> 1. There's an option in the settings to hide the splash screen.
> 2. There's an option in the settings to change the "default image" on
> the display screen.
> 3. We currently have no feature to show the default image again (aka
> "logo screen").
> 4. When you start OpenLP on a computer with only 1 monitor for the first
> time, the display screen covers the main window, and the splash screen
> logo perfectly covers the default image on the display screen.
> I'd like to propose the following changes, in the hopes that they will
> help to alleviate the confusion:
> 1. Remove the option to hide the splash screen. I doubt anyone who
> actually knows what this does actually uses it, and 99% of applications
> out there that also have a splash screen do not have this option.
> 2. Rename the "default image" to "Logo screen"
> 3. Add the ability to "Show logo screen" (alongside Blank/Desktop/Theme)
> 4. Go over our screen code again to prevent the display from showing up
> on a computer with only a single monitor (this one is really tricky if
> we want to continue to support single-monitor setups).
> Thoughts? Ideas? Comments? Criticism?
> -- 
> Raoul Snyman
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> raoul at snyman.info
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