Originally Posted by StardogChampion
Win8 would be super cool for HTPC if the Metro/Modern UI was remote control friendly
I always wonder what is meant by this statement? What part needs to be remote friendly?
For example, I mapped the "win" key and "alt+esc" to my Flirc remote's "green" and "exit" buttons. I left back mapped to "backspace"
If you use "alt+esc" to exit you are returned to your previous running app (which is always XBMC for me)
The win key lets me bring up the start screen which can be navigated through with the arrow keys
I've also always had "tab" and "alt+tab" mapped to my remote in addition to "win+1" which is where I have the XBMC shortcut on my taskbar. I strive to never use keyboards/mice with my HTPCs. I use my laptop for normal computer stuff (ripping, webui mgmt, browsing, etc)
The only place I found myself needing a keyboard for HTPC usage was Youtube, so I have yatse installed on our Nexus 7 (quasi HTPC remote and browsing device for the house). I have all youtube links set to open with "Yatse" rather than the Android browser or Youtube app. Then I just hand it to whomever is looking for a youtube video (usually visiting family/friends) with the browser open to a google video search of youtube, and I tell/show them that clicking any link opens that video on the bigscreen