Problem when adding custom categories

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pball Offline
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I'm running into a problem when trying to add custom categories. I'm in the options under Settings > Skin > Home > Add More Categories. I can successfully add an item from my favorites and it appears on the home screen. However when I click on it a garbled screen appears and I some times have problems exiting out of it.

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I noticed when adding the custom category the path under Button Properties is activatewindow(10025,"F:\",return)

I tried adding a custom category by editing the includes_home.xml and successfully got it working (minus the on focus image). However I did not include "return" as a parameter in the activate window command and when I did include it I got the same error as before. It seems like adding the return parameter is the root of the issue.

I'm running the Frodo Alpha 3 which might be part of the issue. Does anyone know how to edit the skin so it doesn't add "return" when making custom categories or another fix?
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ashe Offline
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I'm having the same problem... please forgive me if a solution already exists on the forum
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Stangmar Offline
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I am bumping this thread instead of making a new one as I too am having this problem. Let me explain whats going on.

I added a new file location to my videos folder named Documentarys (Videos>FIles>Documentarys), I then added this new folder to my Favorites. Once in my favorites I preceded to go to Settings>Skin>Home>Add More Categories > and added a new category linking to the Documentarys folder I added to my favorites. Once done I went to my home screen, clicked on the new category and saw the same visual bug as can be seen in the screenshot above.

I also tried using different video folders that I added to favorites and added to a custom category, all same result. If anyone here can help me I would be very grateful.

Thank you all for your time and assistance.

-Stangmar

P.S. Smart Playlists work fine, however for what I am trying to do a Smart Playlist does not suit my needs as well as this idea. Just thought I would cover this before someone recommended it. Thanks again for your time and assistance.
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Stangmar Offline
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Bumping in hopes someone will read my ost so I can avoid making a new thread

Thanks again for your assistance,

-Stangmar.
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locomot1f Offline
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I guess the the short answer is, time to find a new skin... As XBMC approaches Frodo release, and this skin will become obsolete in its present form. unless someone is willing to take it over.
I too get this screen... Most times I can press a direction keypad, and and it will fix itself.
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locomot1f Offline
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I guess the the short answer is, time to find a new skin... As XBMC approaches Frodo release, and this skin will become obsolete in its present form. unless someone is willing to take it over.
I too get this screen... Most times I can press a direction keypad, and and it will fix itself.
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