There seems to be a little bit of confusion around the remote control button usage in MCEBrowser. I’m actually a little bummed out about this because it is an indication that the user interface is not as intuitive as it could be. I might be able to clean this up a little bit in the next version.
So, I have decided to write up some instructions around the “browser lock” feature of MCEBrowser. I will work on something a litle more official tomorrow, but I wanted to get this out today to alleviate some of the confusion.
MCEBrowser has a feature called “browser lock”. Browser lock mode is activated by hilighting the browser control in MCEBrowser and pressing the “OK” remote control button. The border around the browser will turn red, indicating that browser lock mode is active. While in this mode, some of the remote control buttons are reassigned to control the browser. The following remote control buttons are active in this mode:
|Stop||Stop loading the current web page|
|Arrows||Scroll the web page up/down/right/left|
|Channel +/-||Move between links on the web page|
|OK||Select the current link|
|Back||Exit “browser lock” mode|
Pressing the Back button on the remote control exits browser lock mode, and restores the remote control buttons to their normal functions. You will notice that the red border around the browser is removed when this happens.
An abbreviated version of these instructions is also available on the About screen in MCEBrowser.