[syslinux] Opinion wanted on F-key help in the simple menu system
buraphalinuxserver at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 22:03:58 PST 2007
So could we change the graphic and just have no text (I need to
display Thai language
help)? So they hit F1 and get the new graphic (which can have the
help text in it), then hit
some other key to go back to the main menu and graphic that was behind
that when we started.
On 3/6/07, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 3.40 is getting close to feature complete, with the one thing I really
> want to add is support for F-key help in the simple menu system.
> However, I'm not 100% sure how I want to do it. This may seem trivial,
> but it actually matters.
> One option is to have the F-key help clear the screen and display text,
> similar to the way it would work at the plain boot prompt.
> Another option is to have the F-key help draw a window over the existing
> display and display the text there.
> The first option would make it easier to share help files with the
> command line prompt, but that may not really be that interesting. It
> would also allow for changing the background (in vesamenu) if one would
> want to. The second option I suspect would look better.
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