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Nuka1195 Offline
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Post: #1
when i go here http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Main_Page

and do a search "skinning" i'm taken here http://xbmc.org/?s=skinning

which the tab is home, but the page is the about team.

For python coding questions first see http://mirrors.xbmc.org/docs/python-docs/
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rwparris2 Offline
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Post: #2
OK so this is really unintuitive, but while in the wiki there is a button labeled "Search" directly under the search box, it will take you here http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Special:Search .
You have to click that then use the wiki only search box on that new page, and then you'll still get crappy results, but skinning did provide relevant results.

I tend to google "site:xbmc.org/[forum,wiki] searchterm" because the site's search fails all around (thanks to jmarshall who suggested google when I complained about the site's search engine in irc)

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search and search the forum before posting.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please read how to submit a proper bug report.

If you're interested in writing addons for xbmc, read docs and how-to for plugins and scripts ||| http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-addons/
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Nuka1195 Offline
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Post: #3
oh, thanks Smile works good. maybe get rid of the search box?

For python coding questions first see http://mirrors.xbmc.org/docs/python-docs/
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blittan Offline
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Post: #4
that is already added to my todolist on the site, once I get some real life out of the way Smile

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
If you don't have the time to read them, please don't take the time to post in this forum!
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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