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So now we are going to turn our focus to subpictures, and beginning that discussion, we are going to look at the states of subpictures. There are three states, and this is very similar to Web design, if you are familiar with that. There is the Nothing State, so when an object is not selected. Then we have the subpicture State where something is selected. Then we have a very brief period where the button is actually chosen by the user and selected. Now we could preview these states by going to the bottom of the Menu Viewer, and we have these three buttons here.
So we Normal, and this is when it's not selected. This is Selected, and this is what the subpicture looks like when it is selected, and this is the Activated State. Now for 90% of buttons, you are going to have the Activated State the same exact thing as the Selected State, because again, it's just a very brief split second. So let's say we have the behind the scenes button here. And while it's selected, it looks like this. And then when we press it, the brief amount of time that it takes the DVD player to acknowledge that it has been selected and then load the actual behind the scenes link, whatever it links to, that is the time that we will see the Activated subpicture highlight, which is, again, a very brief period of time.
So most of the time, this Activated State will be the same as the Selected State. Be aware that as you're working on design of your menus and stuff, that when you use these subpicture states that you click them to get back to the main way that they look. Otherwise, you are going to be looking at the subpictures, and that might throw off your design a little bit. So again, click it again to deselect it and get back to the regular way of looking at your menu. So those are the different states of subpictures.
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