[ALPHA RELEASE] Welo - a new skin in development for XBMC - Printable Version
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- sialivi - 2011-05-26 15:53
DazNoonan Wrote:Really? Settings is completely different to shutdown though so it would make no sense at all to have them in the same place really...
It's not a case of moving it. It's a case of adding it to a 2nd place which would allow the Settings to be optionally hidden on the Home Screen for those who want that. It doesn't effect ATV2 users, you would just leave the "Hide Settings" option alone and nothing would change.
Even though it's called "Shutdown Menu" it's not limited to that functionality. By default there are links to Favourites and System Info, which are hardly shutdown related either, and many skins add links to File Manager, Settings, Home Visuals, Addons to this menu.
- liquidskin76 - 2011-05-26 15:58
sammydog69 Wrote:1) I like being able to jump straight to a different section and like a few of the other posters, I select a view and stick with it.
1) Don't worry, i don't think i'll be removing the main menu from the sub sections.
2) Maybe i'll release the backgrounds in grey on their own, so people can test. I'll look into.
3)Yeah, me and Hitcher had a chat about that one a while ago. It happens on the movie and music 'recent/random' as well. The only way to combat it is to duplicate that small part of the background as a separate image, gradient it, and have it sat on top of the shadow edge, so the shadow disappears behind. Seemed alot of work for a small thing however i'll have a look later!
Regarding the tvshow 'recent/random' screen grab images, i can change to posters if people would prefer that? I think i would prefer that myself... never really thought the screen grabs looked flash enough!
- liquidskin76 - 2011-05-26 16:01
krish_2k4 Wrote:think ive found a bug.
Yeah, i haven't quite got the refreshing of that section right yet. Like when you switch to Welo from another skin, it doesn't update then. You have to restart XBMC.
I'll look into.
- liquidskin76 - 2011-05-26 16:03
The 'to-do' list keep growing!
- sialivi - 2011-05-26 16:06
DazNoonan Wrote:I actually like the idea that you don't have to go back out to go to another section, yes it can take some getting used to but its defiantely better how it is now. I mean how often do you need to get into the view options? Usual you keep with the one you want don't you...
I access the view options all the time, most of the time to toggle whether watched movies should be hidden or not (hidden when I use xbmc alone, visible when I'm having guests).
One of my objections is that the current layout adds extra keypresses, if it reduced the number of keypresses I would probably be of another opinion:
Current: 1 button to reach the section selection, 2 buttons to reach the view options.
Suggested: 1 button to reach the section selection, 1 button to reach the view options.
- sialivi - 2011-05-26 16:07
liquidskin76 Wrote:The 'to-do' list keep growing!
Just wait 'til you start accepting requests
- meridius - 2011-05-26 16:14
liquidskin76 Wrote:No problem mate.
it might be webtv can not remember will have to look but i use hitchers alaska and that has the right logo and maybe he will let you use it ?
- liquidskin76 - 2011-05-26 16:19
sialivi Wrote:I access the view options all the time, most of the time to toggle whether watched movies should be hidden or not (hidden when I use xbmc alone, visible when I'm having guests).
I'll tell you what i'll do. I'll add a skin option to hide the main menu on the sub sections (like movies, tvshows, etc).
Best of both worlds then! Will keep everyone happy!!
- sialivi - 2011-05-26 16:21
liquidskin76 Wrote:I'll tell you what i'll do. I'll add a skin option to hide the main menu on the sub sections (like movies, tvshows, etc).
- tuckbodi - 2011-05-26 16:21
Congrats to liquid for a great job so far! And thank you for releasing something we can play with. And as always, thanks to Welo for the vision and to Hitcher for the initial work. I'm digging this skin already!
I'm a fan of the blue as I think there's enough gray. Maybe a toggle or even better, let people mod/add their own?