[openlp-dev] Splash screens and logo screens

Philip Ridout phill.ridout at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 05:57:16 EST 2019

Was Raoul who started this thread. Sorry this is offtopic, but have you
seen the show desktop option on the blank screen button?

On Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 03:29 Mat Jaggard <matthew at jaggard.org.uk wrote:

> Hi Phill,
> The only use case I can think of for hiding the splash screen is where it
> appears on the display monitor for some reason. We shouldn't make people
> advertise OpenLP if they don't want to. The tricky part is working out
> which is the display screen before most of OpenLP has started.
> In my church, operators routinely shut down OpenLP due to the
> always-on-top nature of the display and whilst for us the splash screen
> appears on the operators monitor, I'd be a little annoyed if it appeared on
> the projectors and I couldn't disable it.
> I've also been wondering whether it's possible to have OpenLP on a simple
> computer (possibly a raspberry pi or an old PC) with a single monitor and
> just control it via the app. I've got no further than just thinking about
> it, but other users may have done.
> Mat.
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 09:54 Philip Ridout, <phill.ridout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 22:11 Raoul Snyman via openlp-dev <
>> openlp-dev at openlp.io wrote:
>>> 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).
>> Sounds good. What about some kind of feedback, like text (like GIMP), i.e
>> loading loading core.... Loading image plugin... Loading presentation
>> plugin... etc, etc.
>> Or how about a progress bar, or a spinner? Could fill that white ring
>> just on the logo with blue.
>> Phill
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