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Home Screen Menu - johnny utah - 2010-09-27 14:19
I love this skin!!! Thanks for creating it!!
I've been trying to find a way to the following changes:
(I'm using the latest build of XBMC for OSX)
1. how can i get TV Shows, Movies (all the options under video) to show up on the main home screen so I can access directly instead of through the sub-menu
2. any way to change the date to display differently? Instead of: September 28, 2010 I would like it to show: 09.27.2010 or even better just remove the date completely?
3. How can I remove the "play disc" option from the main menu?
And last, any way to edit the number seconds between the backgrounds changing?
Thanks again!! I have to say it again....I love this skin!!!
- Jeroen - 2010-09-27 15:50
johnny utah Wrote:I love this skin!!! Thanks for creating it!!You can't, it's supposed to be accessed through the submenus. Only way would be digging into the xml's and change it.
Quote:2. any way to change the date to display differently? Instead of: September 28, 2010 I would like it to show: 09.27.2010 or even better just remove the date completely?Unfortunately XBMC allows only this way of displaying the date. I made a trac request for flexible time labels in the past so I hope this will be possible in the future. There's no option to remove the date.
Quote:3. How can I remove the "play disc" option from the main menu?Remove the disc? It only shows when a disc is inserted. Assuming you would want to do something with the disc.
Quote:And last, any way to edit the number seconds between the backgrounds changing?http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=599458&postcount=587
Quote:Thanks again!! I have to say it again....I love this skin!!!Thanks
- johnny utah - 2010-09-27 17:04
Thanks for the quick and helpful reply Jeroen!
Turns out the "play disc" option is showing up because my external usb drive automounts a launcher...didn't realize it only does it when something loads.
Too bad about the sub-menus, I thought in an older version of XBMC the movies, tv shows were all on the first level, but i may be wrong.
One suggestion...just my opinion...I think the playing menu with the stop, play, pause buttons would look even better if it was something more transparent - similar to the look of the mediastream skin...and the progress bar in blue would match perfectly...just MHO. Would be awesome if it could be added as an option in the future?
Excellent skin...I'm spending a ton of time re-doing my files just for this skin...well worth it!!
- johnny utah - 2010-09-27 17:09
I forgot to ask....
any way to disable the morning/afternoon/evening greeting from the startup?
and could is there a way to show the movie count at the bottom right like in other skins? Could you consider adding this as an option?
- Galefury - 2010-09-27 17:50
Rename startup.xml file from 720p folder to disable the greeting.
- johnny utah - 2010-09-27 18:58
Ah ok....Thanks for the tip Galefury.
I noticed that the my HP external drive has an annoying script which autoloads a virtual disc (apparently it's in the chip, can't be deleted).
Anyways, I ran terminal script in OSX which removes it from the desktop but not from the menu is XBMC.
Is there a way I can just disable that option in the XML file? Where can I find it? I don't use my CD drive for my htpc, so would be no big deal to de-activate.
- johnny utah - 2010-09-29 15:28
Could you give a hint as to which XML file I would need to mod to change it?
I would like to just add Movies and Music to the main menu and save one click - instead of always going to the sub-menu to do it.
BTW, the weather part is really cool where you select weather and it changes to show the temp. any plans to add an option to show it on the top left or right corner of the home screen - similar to how it shows on the mediastream skin.
[quote=Jeroen]You can't, it's supposed to be accessed through the submenus. Only way would be digging into the xml's and change it.
- Eoghlear - 2010-12-13 16:30
I would like do this as well. What do we have to mod?
- Montellese - 2010-12-14 23:29
johnny utah Wrote:Could you give a hint as to which XML file I would need to mod to change it?
Just did this myself. Go to the refocus skin folder and into the "720p" folder and open up the "HomeMenu.xml". Depending on what you exactly want look at the code from line 17 on. To add a direct "Movies" button insert the following:
You can get the similar codes for "Tv Shows" and "Music Albums" etc from the file "HomeSubMenu.xml" from line 21 on. Just look at what it says in the "ActivateWindow" command and you'll know which entry it is.
If you e.g. want to hide the current "music" button because you replaced it with a direct link to the albums view simply put
I personally even went as far as adding an option to the skin settings to whether I want to see the "videos" button or not (because normally I don't use it but sometimes I want to access MusicVideos or something like that).
I did some more tweaks (rather hacks I guess ) to be able to use landscape images in tv shows and seasons (instead of the fanart slide view) and I'm working on some other stuff I personally prefer differently.
- Eoghlear - 2010-12-24 02:42
Montellese Wrote:Just did this myself. Go to the refocus skin folder...
Landscape images like used by the Alaska Revisited skin? I would be interested in that as well!