I've done a quick test with the new version.
The good news it that I can open the favorite list now via the new menu button.
Is there a hot key to open the favorite list right away?
However, the old favorite list was much easier and convenient to use.
It also looked "nicer" and less technical than the new one.
I just had to touch the right edge with my mouse cursor and could easily navigate.
It was also easy to shuffle, add and delete favorites.
Now, a favorite editor is integrated in the menu. It works but is no improvement to or even on par with the old style.
The program guide does not work at all for favorites.
For normal channels, it shows many duplicates entries.
Program guide looks like a pre-alpha version which needs a lot of work to become functional.
The option management looks a bit cleaned-up compared to that of the past.
I couldn't find a list of keyboard shortcuts, let alone an editable one.
From my point of view, the TBSViewer should be optimized for the frequent day-to-day operations.
It should be a rare exception to have to use a menu. Therefore, I cannot really appreciate the new
menu and the new widget mode.
The old TBSViewer had a much simpler UI than several other TV viewers I have tried over time.
As Albert Einstein remarked: Do things as simple as possible, but not simpler!
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