"Next Video" keyboard shortcut

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sigalakos Offline
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I have created lots of video playlists and I often want to skip to the next video/movie. Unfortunately there is no keyboard shortcut for that (that I could find). I have to bring the OSD menu (vie the Enter or the "m" key) and navigate with the arrow keys to the "Skip -|" button. Can I somehow map this myself, say to the "n" key? Or is this an easy feature to implement? Right now I looked through "keymap.xml" file, but under <Fullscreen Video><keyboard> there is no keymapping for skip to next.

Thanks for any suggestions. Nerd
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elan Offline
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Post: #2
Good question. I'm not sure myself, but I'm sure an experienced XBMC user will chime in here to help you Smile
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sigalakos Offline
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I looked through the exceptional Wiki and found a solution. It's simply a matter of altering keymap.xml. Under <FullscreenVideo><keyboard> I changed:
<period>StepForward</period>
<comma>StepBack</comma>
to:
<period>SkipNext</period>
<comma>SkipPrevious</comma>

So now when i press the "." I go to the next video and "," to the previous one. The former "StepForward" and "StepBackward" function are mappes to the right and left arrow as well, so it was kind of an overkill.
Hope that helps anyone with the same needs as mine. Wink
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