[openlp-dev] Splash screens and logo screens

Chris Hill chris at minkus.me.uk
Wed Jan 30 15:41:27 EST 2019

That makes more sense to me!

Kind regards,

Chris Hill
chris at minkus.me.uk<mailto:chris at minkus.me.uk>

From: openlp-dev <openlp-dev-bounces at openlp.io> On Behalf Of Daniel Borges
Sent: 29 January 2019 22:43
To: OpenLP <openlp-dev at openlp.io>
Subject: Re: [openlp-dev] Splash screens and logo screens

I think that default image is useful for some users, but maybe his name is not the ideal. Some churches can use your church logo with this functionality and put it in screen instead the blank screen as an another option to choose (we can name it as “Logo screen”, as Raoul said).

I vote for:
1. Remove the option to hide splash screen: as Bill said, splash screen is quite technical term. And as Phill said, we can use splash screen for show that OpenLP is loading using a spinner, labels (loading core, loading etc…);
2. Rename “Default image” to “Logo image”;
3. Add the ability to “Show logo screen”.

Daniel Borges Ferreira da Silva
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Em 28 de jan de 2019, à(s) 19:02, Raoul Snyman via openlp-dev <openlp-dev at openlp.io<mailto:openlp-dev at openlp.io>> escreveu:

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?

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