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RE: Metropolis Development - hdmax - 2012-04-30 17:32
As I stated the weather plugin works fine in other skins, so I know it is not me typing in an invalid location. (I am not a total moron, I use zip codes in the setup.) I was asked for my location, so I gave him/her the general location. When someone states he/she is from Ohio, or any other state name, 99.99999% of people would automatically know it was NOT some small town is the middle of nowhere, but the state.
However that is pretty much what my weather view looks like with the correct location selected yet it displays the correct information in other skins.
I will try and get a log.
RE: Metropolis Development - stoli - 2012-04-30 18:13
What city are you using? If you don't want it on the forum, can you pm me with it?
RE: Metropolis Development - Brice - 2012-04-30 19:06
Hi I experience the same issues as HDMax with the mouse, most of the skin is working properly with the mouse but these annoying popup.
I know nothing about XBMC theme internals, but I can edit source files. Is there a way to disable this popup or to disable the mouse trigger for this popup ?
RE: Metropolis Development - Amra - 2012-04-30 19:23
(2012-04-29 16:12)jingai Wrote: As far as I can tell, I don't think Metropolis was designed with mouse users in mind.
Just wanted to confirm that you are correct. Metropolis was originally designed for myself (HTPC connected directly to a 40" HDTV) & I thought I would share it. By that time most of the coding was in place and I really didn't want to go back & add mouse support. No disrespect was intended to mouse users, it was just the way things fell into place with the skin. Sorry.
RE: Metropolis Development - Steveb - 2012-05-01 00:05
(2012-04-30 17:32)hdmax Wrote: As I stated the weather plugin works fine in other skins, so I know it is not me typing in an invalid location. (I am not a total moron, I use zip codes in the setup.) I was asked for my location, so I gave him/her the general location. When someone states he/she is from Ohio, or any other state name, 99.99999% of people would automatically know it was NOT some small town is the middle of nowhere, but the state.
Well 99.99999% of people are not mind readers and can't guess which city your from and we can't test the weather for a whole state, the addon doesn't work that way. So it would be good if you could clarify which addon your using and which city you live in and someone will try to verify your results.
RE: Metropolis Development - Steveb - 2012-05-01 04:10
(2012-04-30 19:06)Brice Wrote: Hi I experience the same issues as HDMax with the mouse, most of the skin is working properly with the mouse but these annoying popup.
Most skins have this menu hidden off-screen to the left hand side and pops out with a slide animation when the mouse hovers in that region. But Metropolis has the menu hidden in the middle of the screen and therefore pops up when the mouse is in that region or is triggered by a keyboard command. I think one way would be to move the menu off screen and have a slide animation to a position on-screen like other skins when triggered. That would be from a skinning perspective and would mean editing all the xml files where the view menu exists, which is quite a few and would take some work. As for editing the source files, I'm not sure, I think you would have a better idea than me.
Edit: One thing you could try to disable the mouse trigger is adding <visible>!Skin.HasSetting(ViewLockdown)</visible> to the Navigation Menus in question and then Enable Kiosk Mode in general skin settings. This would disable the whole Navigation Menu for mouse and keyboard until Kiosk Mode is disabled again. Just a thought.
RE: Metropolis Development - hdmax - 2012-05-01 10:46
I have tried several cities, Namely Columbus, Zanesville, Athens, Logan, Newark, New Lexington, and Lancaster. I live in central Ohio, (Closest to New Lexington, zip code 43764!)and have used zip codes, to locate the city, and I have also just typed in the city names. As I've stated before the other skins work fine. However when I first started using XBMC 11b2 I had this problem with all skins, I reinstalled windows 7 Ultimate, and setup everything up the way I wanted it, (Using Convergence skin!) and all was fine, then I decided to make the move to Metropolis because I liked it better overall. But the weather plugin issue is causing this skin from being near perfect. I have a weather station, and web site for it, sixmileturn-weather.com I would really like to be able to use that information in XBMC, now that would be cool I think.
(2012-04-30 18:13)stoli Wrote: What city are you using? If you don't want it on the forum, can you pm me with it?
RE: Metropolis Development - Steveb - 2012-05-01 12:42
Well I just tested every city you mentioned and had no problems with the skin. I can see why this would be very annoying for you being a weather buff with his/her own weather station
But this is very strange, I have the same set-up - Win7 64 Ultimate plus XBMC 11.0 Eden. I also switched to a USA Region just to be sure and also tried a few zip codes from around your location but could not reproduce your problem.
Maybe someone else could verify this for you, or you could ask ronie for advice over at the weather underground thread http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=116668.
RE: Metropolis Development - Aenima99x - 2012-05-01 16:54
Steveb - What weather icons are you using?
edit- nevermind got it
RE: Metropolis Development - Brice - 2012-05-01 18:13
(2012-05-01 04:10)Steveb Wrote:(2012-04-30 19:06)Brice Wrote: Hi I experience the same issues as HDMax with the mouse, most of the skin is working properly with the mouse but these annoying popup.
@SteveB thanks I'll take a deeper look, I already foound the XML files on a previous theme "safari". I'll try to take a deeper look.
On the way to do that, moving the popup to some postion, maybe the top, as in Rapier, would be indeed the best idea, though I have no idea how to do that atm.